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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:20pm

One of the most important times of your undergraduate program is when you are registering for the final courses prior to the completion of your degree. While it is exciting to know that you will soon be finished the long journey of an undergraduate degree, there are a few important things to consider to ensure that there are no delays to graduating.

  1. Confirm that with your final course registration, all program requirements are satisfied
    Confirm with a program advisor at the Arts Students' Centre that you are in fact clear to graduate. This should be done after you have registered in your final courses, but prior to the beginning of classes to ensure adequate time to rearrange your registration if any problems are found.

  2. Make sure that you have declared the program that you are intending to graduate with
    This means that if you want to have a minor or a particular concentration noted on your transcripts, you will need to ensure that your actual program lists these items. This step should be completed PRIOR to applying to graduate. 

  3. Ensure that all transcripts for Letter of Permission courses are received by the admissions office
    This will need to be done as soon as you have completed your transfer course if you wish to use the course for program requirements. *If you have not taken any courses at another institution, you do not need to worry about this step!

  4. Apply for graduation! 
    This most crucial step is completed through the Arts Students' Centre and needs to be done prior to the stated deadline, which are communicated with students through email from the university and can also be found at the Enrolment Services Graduation & Convocation page. During your application process, you will be able to confirm your convocation ceremony attendance.

  5. Research your plans for after graduation
    Think you want to further your education with a master's degree or a second baccalaureate degree? Learn more about graduate programs at the Faculty of Arts. If you want to get a head-start on the job search, explore the resources and services available through Career Services. Curious about how to communicate the value of your arts degree? Watch the recording of our Communicating the Value of Your Arts Degree webinar from January 2018 featuring alumni Chris Thomas, BA’97, a senior consultant with The Classic Business Consulting Group Inc., and Dawn Johnston, MA’99, PhD’05, associate dean of Teaching, Learning and Student Engagement in UCalgary’s Faculty of Arts, as well as a senior instructor in the Department of Communication, Media and Film.

After you have considered and completed these important steps, the most important thing to do is relax, enjoy your final semesters in your program and congratulate yourself on a job well done!


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