In preparation for graduation, it is advised that students do the following:
  • Review your academic progress in MyUCSC early in your senior year to ensure that you are on track to fulfill all requirements for graduation. Contact your College Academic Advisor if you have questions about GEs, units, or other university requirements. Or contact the Sociology Undergraduate Advisor if you have any questions or concerns about Sociology requirements.
  • Review your Academic Advisement Report (AAR) often. Sociology major/minor graduation checks are completed based on the information in the student's AAR. If you see an error on the report for the sociology requirements, please inform the Sociology Undergraduate Advisor. If a sociology requirement is listed as "not satisfied" in the AAR at the time of graduation checks, then your graduation may be delayed or denied. It is very important that you ensure your AAR is up-to-date and accurate.
    • If you have completed a course substitution elective that is not listed in your Sociology requirements please remember that you must submit a course substitution petition, even if the course has been previously approved. Course substitutions are not automatic. Once a form is received, and the grade has been assigned, please allow a few weeks for your record to be updated.
  • Apply for graduation in your final quarter. For most students this can be done via MyUCSC. See the office of registrar's website for more information about graduation requirements, and the Academic Calendar for important deadlines.
  • Complete steps with your college, by their posted deadlines, if you intend to participate in their commencement ceremony.
  • The Sociology department does not have a separate commencement, however, we do typically have an end of year celebration at the end of Spring instruction for graduating students and students in the capstone.

For additional information on graduation please visit the Office of Registrar's graduation Frequently Asked Questions