ACADEMIC ADVISING

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Graduating Seniors

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During your third year (or before) you should meet with a career counselor in the Career Resource Center and your academic adviser to discuss options for the future (graduate school, work, or both).

Make sure you read the graduation information, complete all items in the graduation checklist, and submit your graduation application by the deadline.

Graduation Application Process

Once you submit your graduation application, your name is placed on the list for the upcoming commencement. Two months before graduation Records & Registration reviews your application. If your progress report shows deficiencies in collegewide requirements (e.g., total credits, liberal arts credits, upper division credits), or a problem in your major or minor, Records sends you an email that details the deficiencies.

The deficiency email is a courtesy and Records will not look at your application again until after all grades are in for that semester. This gives you time to resolve any problems. For example, there may be credits you can transfer in; study abroad credits you are waiting on; or workflows that can be done.

  • If there is a problem in your major or minor, see your major adviser.
  • If there is a problem with your GE or college wide requirements, see the Senior Adviser to go over your progress report or the application process: Dr. Lucien Mott, 127 Old Main, 845 257-3015, mottl@newpaltz.edu