It is the student's responsibility to be familiar with the advising materials so they are prepared to make informed decisions throughout their program in the College of Education and Social Services (CESS). In addition to these materials, students will also have access to their Degree Audit. It is a more comprehensive version of the Program Checksheet which shows courses in progress, assigned grades for completed courses, your GPA, and generally tracking your progress right through program completion.
First Year and Transfer Students
- Access and become familiar with your Degree Audit. The Degree Audit system tracks your academic requirements and helps monitor your program progression.
- Schedule an appointment to meet with your academic advisor. Your academic advisor will help you navigate course requirements and help ensure your academic success.
- Develop your four-year plan with your advisor. By creating a four-year plan, you can look ahead and plan your future coursework. This will help you to understand specific program benchmarks and requirements.
Year Two and Beyond
- Review your Degree Audit. Your academic record is ultimately yours, and it is your responsibility to make sure you are on track to meet all of the program requirements in order to graduate. Utilize your Degree Audit to keep track of your progression through the program. If there are any discrepancies, work with your advisor or student services office to resolve.
- Complete the Praxis Core requirement (if you are in a Teacher Preparation program). Your praxis core status is recorded on your Degree Audit. In order to progress into your upper level course work, you must have passing praxis core scores on file. You can register to take the Praxis Core here: (www.ets.org)
- Continue to meet with your advisor. Keep working with your advisor to help accomplish your academic goals. Your advisor can help you to plan for study abroad opportunities, answer any questions you have about the program and help monitor your progression towards graduation.
- Submit your Intent to Graduate form. At the start of your senior year, you need to submit your Intent to Graduate form online, indicating when you plan to graduate. This form must be received and approved by the Student Services office in the semester prior to when you plan to graduate.