Senior Degree Information Purpose of this Presentation • Review critical information and deadlines that are important to completing your degree and the 2014 commencement ceremonies. Completing Your Degree Program Evaluation • Available through Web Advisor • Read thoroughly (ALL PAGES!) • If you see a blank line with “1 course needed” or “_ units needed” this requirement MUST be COMPLETED • Pay special attention to upper division credits for major and for core • The little box in the upper left corner is a great indicator of your unit progress and unit completionDO NOT IGNORE IT! Before your Senior Audit • Plan 2014 schedule(s) • Be prepared to register on time. If any courses needed to complete your degree is not being offered contact your advisor immediately. Senior Audit Meeting • Your Evaluator in the Registrar’s Office will email you. • Review thoroughly to discuss any issues/concerns you may have about your remaining degree requirements. • If needed you may have a meeting via e-mail or you may schedule an appointment to meet individually. Who is my Evaluator? – Please call Registrar’s Office– A- Coo – Holly Mulligan– Cop - Herm – Robyn Ballard– Hern- McG – Shannon McCabe – McH- Sand – Betty Letiero – Sane- Z Any other Questions see Lorraine your Associate Registrar Apply to Graduate • Come to the REGISTRAR’S OFFICE Bring: Once there, pay your grad fee and fill out the application for degree. • You may also mail in your application along with the commencement fee: Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road #1325, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 The application can be found on our website. When do I need to turn this in? • PRIORITY DEADLINE!!! • October 1 - $75 grad fee • After October 1 - $100 fee – No guarantee of receiving your senior audit before spring registration • Winter/Spring/Summer 2014 grads only Baccalaureate and Commencement Baccalaureate – What is it? • Baccalaureate is a worship service for all graduates and their families. Marking the end of the year in ritual, readings, and blessings, we mark this turning point of students and their families as sacred time. This service celebrates a graduate’s degree completion and commends them to God’s blessing and keeping. This worship includes the celebration of Holy Communion where all are welcome! Baccalaureate –Time and Location • Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m. • Location: Samuelson Chapel Please note that this is a new time and day Commencement Ceremony • Saturday, May 17 2014 at 10 a.m. • Location: William Rolland Stadium Who is eligible to participate in Commencement? • Student who complete all degree requirements November 2013-August 2014 • August candidates must be done by the end of August (2 classes—no CLEP exams). Must be registered for summer classes in April. Why are there restrictions on who can participate in the ceremony • Commencement commemorates completion of the degree • Past students who were allowed to participate early never completed their degree. • In the past, very few students who applied for August graduation finished, especially if work was taken elsewhere. New: Tickets for Commencement • CLU believes that it is important that each student’s family should be able to attend • 9 tickets each student • Additional tickets may become available in the general pool on a first-come, first-served basis. • Feb 3: Ticket registration open • April 15: Ticket registration closed TIMELINE • September: – Apply for degree and pay fee • October: – Meet with advisor to plan you schedules. • December: – Registration for Spring & Summer 2014 – Dec . 16th After registration check your program evaluation to make sure that everything is complete - there should be no blank spots or missing elements • February – Ticket Registration Opens – February 3 • April: – Deadline to take credit by exam or CLEP exams – April 1 – Ticket Registration Closes – April 15 Thank you and have a great senior year!