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Intent to Graduate FAQs Graduating Information

How do I file my Intent to Graduate?

Do I need to file an Intent to Graduate?

Do I need to meet with the Graduation Analyst?

How can the Graduation Analyst help me?

When do I need to see the Graduation Analyst?

How do I schedule and appointment?

Do I need a graduation plan to graduate?

What are my responsibilities?

I filed my Intent to Graduate, what now?

What if I have a question that wasn't answered here?

 


How do I file my Intent to Graduate?

To file your Intent to Graduate, fill out the Intent to Graduate Form first. Once you filled out the form, call our office (901) 678-2350, and make an appointment with Rachel Holman, graduation analyst.

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Do I need to file an Intent to Graduate?

Yes. Every student must file an Intent to Graduate prior to graduation. Filing deadlines are:

Summer 2013 

April 10, 2013

Fall 2013   

July 17, 2013

Spring 2014 

Nov. 13, 2013

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Do I need to meet with the Graduation Analyst?

Yes! It is mandatory for graduation to schedule your check out appointment. In the penultimate semester before your intended graduation term.

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How can the Graduation Analyst help me?

The Graduation Analyst will meet with you to make sure that you have met all degree requirements, and will let you know which requirements still need to be fulfilled. The Graduation Analyst can also help you to develop and plan your program of study.

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When do I need to see the Graduation Analyst?

You want to think about getting ready for graduation a year before you plan to graduate. If you are unsure if you have met all the requirements, the Graduation Analyst or College Advisor will make a graduation plan for you. This plan will tell you which classes you still need to complete to fulfill your degree requirements. You will need to have a final graduation check out appointment with the Graduation Analyst after you file your intent to graduate in the penultimate semester before your graduating semester.

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How do I schedule and appointment?

Call the CCFA office at (901) 678-2350 to schedule an appointment. You will be asked when you plan to graduate. If you plan to graduate the following semester, you will need an appointment to "check-out" for graduation. If your graduation date is two or three semesters away, you can choose to have a graduation plan developed.

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Do I need a graduation plan to graduate?

No, you do not need a graduation plan to graduate. However, many seniors find that a graduation plan is a great tool to keep them focused on their degree requirements so that they can successfully graduate.

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What are my responsibilities?

  • Know your Graduation Analyst's name and location
  • Consult with your Graduation Analyst if problems arise
  • Schedule your appointment in advance
  • Keep current on academic requirements, policies, and procedures.
  • Tell your Graduation Analyst of any changes in your academic status, such as change of major, withdrawals, and incompletes
  • Have a list of questions you want to ask when you meet with the Graduation Analyst
  • Accept responsibility for your academic choices

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I filed my Intent to Graduate, what now?

Pay all University fees. Following the end of the semester, determine if you have any outstanding debts with the Bursar's Office(901) 678-5579. Any financial obligation to the University will delay the release of your diploma.

Visit the Commencement Web site where you check your name on the "program proof" for correct degree, honor(s) designation, and spelling of your name as you want it on your diploma.

Compare your name in the central computer system Spectrum/Banner with your diploma name. Any deviation from the name on the diploma and the name in Spectrum/Banner will result in the delay of your diploma until the names match.

Students attending the Commencement ceremony must complete the attendance card in order to be seated with their college. Your name card will be completed after you have filed your attendance card online.

Visit the Commencement Web site to find out the dates and times during which you can pick up your personalized pronouncer name card and your cap and gown in the Pan-Hellenic Building, room 115.

You must submit your Diploma Mailing Card and the Career Services Survey Form online to ensure prompt delivery of your diploma.
The Commencement Office will mail out diplomas. Contact your College Analyst for change in address or questions regarding your degree status. Changes in honors or other printing corrections will be ordered automatically.

You may also fill out the Graduating Student Information News Release and the Alumni Information Form. Information provided here will be used to publicize the graduation of University of Memphis students in hometown newspapers. If you wish information to be released, you will have to fill out the following forms. Please do not send the completed forms to the Commencement Office.

Alumni Association Alumni Information Form

Career Services Survey of Graduates Form

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What if I have a question that wasn't answered here?

You can send an e-mail to ccfa@memphis.edu or call our office (901) 678-2350.

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Intent to Graduate Form

Commencement Office

Alumni Associate Information Form

Survey of Graduates Form


Intent to Graduate
Filing Deadlines

Summer 2013: April 10, 2013
Fall 2013: July 17, 2013
Spring 2014: Nov. 13, 2013
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