Degree Audit Process

Arts and Sciences, Business, Leadership

Once students have applied to graduate, the next step in the process is to complete the audit form. A link to the form is sent to students in mid-October (for May/August graduates) or mid-March (for December graduates). The purpose of completing the audit is so that students can discuss what courses are needed for them to complete their degree requirements with their advisor. Also, it gives departments the chance to officially approve exceptions and substitutions to major/minor/concentration requirements.

Once the audit form is completed, submitted by the student and reviewed by the advisor and department chair/Dean, the Registrar's Office will begin to review the forms and make necessary adjustments to GradTracker audits. These adjustments may take several weeks to process during peak periods.

Prior to the beginning of the graduation term (after grades are posted from the previous term), the Registrar's Office will review the audits and registration of each student who has applied to graduate. If students are showing as missing requirements prior to the beginning of the term, they will be contacted by the Registrar's Office. Checks will be run again after the add/drop period, and at various points throughout the semester.

While the Registrar's Office does check degree completion periodically and will contact students when issues are discovered, it is ultimately the student's responsibility to register for and complete their degree requirements. Students who fail to submit audits on time risk having issues go undiscovered. Once the audit form is complete, students may contact the following staff members regarding degree completion:

Bachelor of Arts (Arts and Sciences) - Renee Peterson, (804) 289-8154

Bachelor of Science (Arts and Sciences) - Kim Duren, (804) 289-8398

Bachelor of Arts (Leadership Studies) - Kim Duren, (804) 289-8398

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Business School) - Kim Duren, (804) 289-8398