ATTENTION HUMBIO SENIORS: Applying to graduate soon? In order to be cleared, you must turn in your completed HumBio folder to Student Services (Lia Cacciari or Matt Kramer) on time.
Have you made changes to your Depth Requirement and/or Breadth Requirement? The changes must be approved before turning in your HumBio folder for the graduation degree progress check (please refer to "Step 1" below).
Before beginning this clearance procedure, it is important to FIRST 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.
DEADLINE FOR CHANGING THE DEGREE OPTION (B.A. or B.S.) IS FRIDAY BEFORE THE END-QUARTER PERIOD TWO QUARTERS PRIOR TO THE GRADUATION QUARTER. For Spring quarter 2018 graduation the deadline (Autumn quarter) is December 1, 2017. CHANGES MUST BE MADE IN PERSON THROUGH THE STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE.
HumBio Folder Due Dates for Final Degree Progress Check/Graduation Clearance in 2017-18:
For Autumn Quarter 2017-18 Grads: due by Friday, September 29, 2017 (if there are no changes to the CoS)
For Winter Quarter 2017-18 Grads: due by Friday, January 12th, 2018 (if there are no changes to the CoS)
For SPRING Quarter 2017-18 Grads: all folders due Winter Quarter.
Deadline for ATHLETES intending spring graduation is Thursday, February 22, 2018.
Deadline for ALL OTHER SENIORS intending spring graduation is Thursday, March 8th, 2018.
Seniors are encouraged to turn their folders in as soon as possible during Winter quarter.
GRADUATION CLEARANCE PROCEDURE:
*STEP 1: Be sure your course of study (COS) form is up to date:
Changes to your SFACT CoS must be cleared by an SA or Student Services Coordinator, and approved in SFACT by a Student Services Coordinator. If you have used a paper CoS form (rather than SFACT) and there have been several changes to your original CoS form please (for clarity) enter your courses on a new CoS form (and note it as "FINAL"). Forms are available at: Links and Forms.
*STEP 2: Print (from Axess) a copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine!).
*STEP 3: Next to each class used for the Human Biology requirements, please write on your transcript the following notation:
For Breadth Courses: B
For Depth Courses: D
For Upper Division Courses: U
(Also underline “Stats” and “Capstone”)
*STEP 4: 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),
If you are using Transfer Credit in your requirements
PLEASE list that course (Course Number, Title, Units), on your transcript (top of the first page).
*STEP 5: Turn in your ‘marked-up’ transcript and HumBio folder (containing your up-to-date CoS sheet) to Lia or Matt (Student Services). Be sure to write your phone number on the front of your folder, or on your transcript. You will be contacted if there are any questions about your graduation requirements.
***PLEASE NOTE THESE IMPORTANT REMINDERS***
*THE CAPSTONE REQUIREMENT IS CLEARED FIRST and (for Spring '18 grads) ALL WORKSHOPS MUST BE COMPLETED and ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED (on Canvas) BY SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018.
*Any TRANSFER CREDIT (listed on a student's COS requires that the following three items are in the student's folder at the HumBio SA office, by the checklist deadline:
1) completed HumBio petition,
2) course syllabus of outside work (required for courses transferred to the Depth Requirement)
3) transcript of outside work (from Transfer Credit office at the Registrars).
(Please note: if the transcript of outside work is not with the Transfer Credit office at this time it can take approximately FOUR weeks to process.)
*Changes to your Depth Requirement of two or more classes require that you update your original HumBio proposal to reflect these changes.
* Did you REMEMBER to APPLY to GRADUATE in AXESS?
You need to do so no later than Friday, APRIL 13, in order to graduate Spring ’18. Please note that this is a HARD Registrars deadline (no exceptions).
For information about the diploma ceremony please see HumBio Diploma Ceremony.
***Are you "WALKING" through the HumBio Diploma Ceremony?***
Seniors who would like to “walkthrough” the ceremony – (those Seniors who plan to attend the ceremony and participate in the celebration, but who are not yet graduating, or who graduated in the prior quarter) MUST inform Lia (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matt (email@example.com) in Student Services, or stop by HumBio Student Services office (21D or 21E) so that their seating will be reserved. Contact Lia or Matt (March 1 through April) to confirm your “Walk Through” status, so that seating will be arranged for you.
A minimum of 165 units by the end of Spring Quarter are needed to walk through the Spring ceremony.
Please check with Student Services if you have questions or need additional information (650 725-0332, "firstname.lastname@example.org").