This will be an exciting year and there is much to do.

Take that course you've been interested in, finish your degree requirements and make plans for the next phase of your life. Keep a close eye on the academic and graduation calendars to stay current with all your academic deadlines and obligations.

Graduation from the College consists of two processes:

The College will be in touch with you during your final semesters to ask for information for both processes. Be sure to respond promptly to all communications from the College.

Students should:

  • Meet with their major advisor to make sure all requirements for the major will be completed and to discuss future plans.
  • Review the academic planning worksheet to check their progress toward fulfilling requirements before the end of the Course Selection period. Seniors should have received an email from the College Office in early August outlining where things stand with their degree requirements.
  • Confirm that their intended graduation date and local address are correct on Penn InTouch.
  • Visit the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) if considering research or information on post-graduate fellowships and scholarships.
  • Consider applying for Senior Awards.
  • Check with Career Services for information about graduate study.
  • Consider sharing their major with underclassmen by becoming Major Advising Program (MAP) advisors.

Students should:

  • Meet with their major advisor to make sure that they will complete the major and to discuss their plans for the future.
  • Make sure to submit their Application for Graduation by the appointed deadline. The Application is on the web; a link to it is emailed to seniors early in the spring semester.
  • Before the end of the Course Selection period, confirm that they have the courses they need to graduate.
  • Visit the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) if considering research or information on post-graduate fellowships and scholarships.
  • Consider applying for Senior Awards.
  • Check with Career Services for information about graduate study.
  • Participate in the College Graduation Ceremony.
Graduation Timelines

Follow these timelines to stay on track for graduation.