Apply to Graduate

Degree Progress Check

Seniors must finalize their Course of Study (COS) in SFACT with a student services officer in a Degree Progress Check meeting before they can apply to graduate in Axess. Students with concerns about any COS changes may meet with an SA prior to their Degree Progress Check meeting to discuss those changes. Seniors are encouraged to schedule their Degree Progress Check meeting as soon as they have completed all the other steps in the Graduation Clearance Procedure (see below).
 

  • September 14th - November 1st: Degree Progress Check window for students graduating in Autumn or Winter quarters (Winter quarter extended to January 15th).
  • January 18th - March 5th: Degree Progress Check window for students graduating in Spring or Summer quarters. But your individual degree progress check due date will be assigned by last name in Winter quarter as follows: 

        A - B: Week 2 
        C- Ge: Week 3 
        Gf - J: Week 4 
        K - Me: Week 5 
        Mf - Ra: Week 6 
        Rd - S: Week 7 
        T- Z: Week 8

On Monday of your assigned week, you will receive an e-mail reminder from one of the student services officers (Samantha Cooper or Jesse Calderon) unless you have already completed your Degree Progress Check. You will have until Wednesday of that week to upload an annotated transcript to SFACT (see details below).  If we have questions about your coursework or you miss the Wednesday deadline, you will need to meet with an SSO during Thursday or Friday of your assigned week. We will follow-up with you to schedule a meeting. If you would prefer to meet with one of us, go ahead and make an appointment at any point before your due date using the links below: 
 
Samantha Cooper: https://go.oncehub.com/scooper 
Jesse Calderon: https://go.oncehub.com/jcaldero 

If a course change is needed after you have completed your Degree Progress Check, e-mail HumBio student services

Graduation Clearance Procedure

  1. Check the availability of courses in your course plan and course schedule for remaining quarters on Explore courses. 
  2. Update your Course of Study (COS) if necessary.
    1. Any changes to your COS will be reviewed by a Student Services Officer during your Degree Progress Check meeting. You may meet with an SA to discuss your changes before the Degree Progress Check deadline.
    2. More than one change to the Depth courses requires writing an addendum to your original Cornerstone Essay which includes the added courses that need approval.
  3. Obtain, from Axess, a copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine) and annotate, digitally or handwritten, with the following notation:
    1. B for Breadth courses
    2. D for Depth courses
    3. U for Upper Division courses
    4. S for Statistics course
    5. C for Capstone course(s)
  4. Take care of any issues regarding outstanding grades for a prior quarter – check your transcript on Axess. A minimum grade of C- is required for the courses that fulfill the HumBio major requirements. Review COVID-19 policies for updated grade requirements.
  5. If a course that you need in your requirements is not yet listed on your transcript (i.e., you are taking it the quarter of graduation), and/or if you are using Transfer Credit in your requirements, please list that course (Course Number, Title, and Units) on your transcript (top of the first page). 
  6. Save file as FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME_TRANSCRIPT.pdf. Upload your marked-up transcript by clicking the button below.

    Annotated Transcript Upload
  7. If you are applying for more than one undergraduate degree, complete the "Multiple Major/Minor Form" on Axess. 
  8. If you would prefer to meet with one of us, go ahead and make an appointment at any point before your due date using the links below: 
     
    Samantha Cooper: https://go.oncehub.com/scooper 
    Jesse Calderon: https://go.oncehub.com/jcaldero 

After Your Degree Progress Check

Apply to Graduate, refer to Registrar's Office site for deadlines and other "to do" items 🎓 

If a course change is needed after you have completed your Degree Progress Check, e-mail HumBio Student Services

Regarding university requirements, the Registrar's Office will send a separate email to Seniors.