ATTENTION Spring 2014 BA/BS Degree Candidates:
Always monitor your UMW email and please (even though you get too much junk email), please read what we send you. We promise not to fill your inbox with senseless mail.
Also, if your name or hometown listing has changed since the time you submitted your Degree Application, be sure to share that new information with Ms Rhonda Stills in the Office of the Registrar as soon as possible. Submitting a Change of Name/Address Form does not change your diploma name or hometown.
A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THE END OF THE SEMESTER AND “DEAD WEEK”
May completers who are not planning on attending the commencement ceremony should notify Ms Rhonda Stills, firstname.lastname@example.org, in writing to request graduation in absentia. As you are planning your “Dead Week” activities, please remember to check your UMW email account if you have any reason to think that your graduation is in jeopardy. If you are not graduating you should expect notification by Tuesday of “Dead Week”. We will try to have a list posted on the web by Wednesday afternoon of the UMW Class of 2014.
All degree candidates for this May should be double-checking the Degree Evaluation on Banner by Generating a New Evaluation. Degree Evaluations include in-progress courses and assume successful completion; if any part of your evaluation says ‘N-Not Met” you should see one of the Assistant Registrars for Degree Audit in Lee 206 immediately. If you know that you will not graduate in May or your plans have changed, you should also notify this office to be removed from the list and added to Summer or Fall lists. Remember that only courses taken for ‘elective credit’ can be taken as pass/fail; all major, general education, WI and SI courses must be taken for graded (A-F) credit. Other valuable degree information can be found at http://academics.umw.edu/registrar/degree-completion-requirements/babs-and-bls/reminders-to-students-who-matriculated-fall-or-later/ .
All students who expect to graduate in May should be monitoring their Degree Evaluation as they make changes to their Spring 2014 schedules during the Drop/Add Period. It is very important to keep the Assistant Registrars for Degree Audit, Ms Meadows and Ms Torres, up-to-date on what you are doing particularly if you are registering for an individual study or internship as these have extended registration time. It is also important to notify Ms Meadows or Ms Torres, if you plan to delay your graduation for one reason or another, failing to make the Registrar’s Office aware of this could delay your registration for an upcoming term.
All BA/BS students who submitted a Degree Application for Spring 2014 should have met with their major advisor to review the senior checksheet and returned the sign verification form to the Office of the Registrar by September 3. If you submitted a late degree application, received your packet late or haven’t met with your advisor to review your evaluation, you should be doing that as soon as possible and returning the signed form to us. Even if you plan on delaying your graduation to a time later than Spring 2014, you must complete the verification process and return the form. If you received an evaluation for a major/minor that you do not plan to complete, please submit a Major/Minor Declaration Form to Ms Stills in the Registrar’s Office to officially drop the major/minor.
Be reminded that you can review your degree progress anytime by logging into Banner, selecting Degree Evaluation and then “Generate a New Evaluation”. The Degree Evaluation is an important tool when used in conjunction with your Academic Transcript and advisor consultation.
You will find additional information concerning your degree requirements when you click on the link Degree Completion Requirements on the Registrar’s page . A reminder list (Seniors who matriculated before Fall 2008, Seniors who matriculated Fall 2008 or after) is available for you. You’ll want to be sure you know all the requirements, since ultimately the satisfactory completion of all requirements for your degree lies with you.