Is this your last semester here at SC4? If yes, have you registered for graduation?
The Oct. 1 deadline is fast approaching. Student who have yet to apply have only a few days to get that application in.
Students can apply for graduation online via their WAVE account, or can fill out the application by hand by stopping in the Student Services One-Stop office, found in room 123 of the Acheson Technology Center.
The application can also be printed off from www. sc4. edu / records. On this same page, students will also find a graduation checklist.
And, applying is free.
Registrar Carrie Bearss is the one responsible for processing the graduation application, and awarding of the degrees and certificates. According to Bearss, graduation “is a student-initiated process; in order to process a student’s degree, it is necessary to apply for graduation.”
If a student is uncertain about their academic readiness, Bearss says that they can meet with an academic advisor for a graduation audit, or check on their WAVE account via the “View classes needed for my degree” link.
After submitting their application, students should receive a letter in the mail indicating their status and what classes they need to complete to graduate. Bearss said that many times the listed classes are ones that the student is enrolled in for the current semester.
A cap and gown will be provided for the graduating students by SC4, but those who qualify for honor cords must purchase them from the SC4 bookstore.
“Honors designations are based on a student’s grade point average as of the end of the fall 2012 semester,” said Bearss.
It is recommended that students get in their application by the deadline on Oct. 1. Those who turn it in after may not be processed until the following graduation.