I Am Almost Ready to
Graduate!….or Am I?
What to Do In Order to Be Ready for Graduation
Hannah Yohn, M.S.
First Things First…Congratulations!
 First let me begin by saying
Congratulations! You have worked hard, and
your efforts should most certainly be
applauded!
 Many students get so excited about
graduating that they forget there are
important steps to take to ensure you will
receive your degree on time
 This seminar will provide you with essential
information that is needed to make sure
you reach your goal!
Make SURE That Your Are On Track
 Did you know that it takes more than just
completing each course on your Program Evaluation
to complete your degree?
 In addition to completing all the courses, there are:
 Institutional GPA Requirements
 Combined or Overall GPA Requirements
 Major GPA Requirements
 Institutional Credit Requirements
 Major Institutional Credit Requirements
 Senior Level Credit Requirements
 Let us briefly discuss each of these…
Institutional GPA Requirements
 In order to complete your degree, you must attain a
certain GPA in the courses that you have complete AT
TROY.
 Courses that may have transferred to Troy do not apply
toward your Institutional GPA.
 For most undergraduate programs, the required
Institutional GPA is a 2.0. However, this may
occasionally vary depending on your program of study.
 You can determine your current Institutional GPA by
referring to your Program Evaluation in Trojan Web
Express
REQUIRED INSTITUTIONAL GPA
YOUR CURRENT INSTITUTIONAL GPA
Combined or Overall GPA Requirements
 In addition to your Institutional GPA, you must also achieve a
certain Combined or Overall GPA.
 Your Combined or Overall GPA is determined by the courses you
have completed at Troy AND any transfer credits you received
from other colleges.
 If you have never attended another college other than Troy, your
Combined or Overall GPA will be the same as your Institutional
GPA.
 Once again, the Combined or Overall GPA requirement for most
Undergraduate programs is a 2.0, but it can occasionally vary
depending on your program of study.
 You can determine your current Combined or Overall GPA by
referring to your Program Evaluation in Trojan Web Express
YOUR CURRENT
COMBINED/OVER
ALL GPA APPEARS
HERE
IF YOU HAVE TRANSFER CREDITS, THE REQUIRED GPA WILL APPEAR HERE
Major GPA Requirements
 You must achieve the specified minimum GPA in your
MAJOR COURSES in order to complete your degree
 This GPA is determined only by the courses in your
Major. It excludes any course for your General Studies or
your Minor.
 Typically, the minimum Major GPA is a 2.0, but it can
sometimes differ depending on your Major
 You can determine your current Major GPA by referring
to your Program Evaluation in Trojan Web Express
YOUR CURRENT MAJOR GPA
YOUR REQUIRED MAJOR GPA
Institutional Credit Requirements
 A certain amount of credit hours must be taken at Troy
University in order to complete your degree
 Your Institutional Credits are only those completed at
Troy; courses that transferred to Troy from other
institutions do not apply
 Typically most Undergraduate degrees require that at
least 30 credit hours must be completed at Troy, but this
may vary depending on your program
 You can determine your current Institutional Credits by
referring to your Program Evaluation in Trojan Web
Express
REQUIRED INSTITUTIONAL CREDIT HOURS
CURRENT INSTITUTIONAL CREDIT HOURS EARNED
Major Institutional Credit Requirements
 A certain amount of credit hours in your MAJOR
COURSES must be completed at Troy University
 Your Major Institutional Credit Requirement can only be
completed by courses taken at Troy; courses that
transferred to Troy from other institutions do not apply
 Typically, the Major Institutional Credit Requirement is
12 hours in your major courses, but this can vary
depending on your program
 You can determine your current Major Institutional
Credits by referring to your Program Evaluation in Trojan
Web Express
HOW MANY INSTITUTIONAL CREDITS YOU HAVE IN
YOUR MAJOR AT THIS TIME
HOW MANY HOURS YOU ARE CURRENTLY TAKING
TOWARDS YOUR MAJOR AT TROY
HOW MANY
MAJOR
INSTITUTIONAL
CREDITS ARE
REQUIRED
Senior Level Credit Requirements
 A certain amount of credit hours must be completed at Four
Year Institutions or be Upper Level Military Credits
 Courses transferred to Troy from Two Year Colleges will not
count toward your Senior Level Requirement even though
they fulfill a degree requirement
 It is required that you complete at least 50% of your degree
(usually 60 credit hours) at Four Year Institutions or Upper
Level Military
 The actual amount of hours that make up 50% of your
degree may vary slightly depending on your program of
study
 You can determine your current Senior Level Credits by
referring to your Program Evaluation in Trojan Web Express
HOW MANY SENIOR LEVEL CREDITS ARE REQUIRED FOR YOUR
PROGRAM
HOW MANY YOU CURRENTLY HAVE/NEED
Most Importantly
 It is beneficial for you to be able to determine where you
stand in regards to the previously discussed
requirements on your own
 HOWEVER, please speak to your Academic Advisor AND
come by the Student Support Services Offices (Malone
Hall 116) once you get close to completing your degree
so that we may check as well
Intent to Graduate
 Did you know that you must submit an Intent to Graduate form two full
semesters BEFORE you plan to complete your degree?
 Even if ALL requirements have been completed, your degree will not be
conferred if you did not submit an Intent to Graduate form before the
deadline for that semester!
 You can find the deadlines to submit an Intent to Graduate by referring
to the Dothan Campus Calendar:
 http://trojan.troy.edu/campus/dothan/calendar.html
 Just a reminder: The deadline to file an Intent to Graduate for Spring
2013 will be September 21, 2012 by noon!
 The deadline for Summer 2013 will March 7, 2013
 You can find information about filing an Intent to Graduate –including
the electronic form and deadlines- at the following link:
 http://trojan.troy.edu/records/graduation/intent.html
 If you are unable to complete your degree requirements by the end of
the Semester that you file your Intent to Graduate form for…
 If you are unable to complete the requirements prior to your intended
graduation date you will need to re-file to graduate the following semester.
You will receive an e-mail with all the re-file instructions, which will be sent to
your TROY e-mail account. If you do not receive this e-mail please contact the
appropriate Records office as soon as possible.
Before You Graduate
 Come by the Student Support Services
office to fill out a brief exit survey near
the end of your last semester
 We want to celebrate this accomplishment
with you, and we have a gift for you as
well!
 We applaud the time and effort that you
have put into obtaining your degree, and
we are glad that you have let us be a part
of your college experience.
Thank You!
 Thank you for attending ! I hope that you
have found this information useful.
 If you are viewing this seminar online, please
come by Student Support Services, Malone
115, and pick up an Academic Seminar
Evaluation form to fill out and turn in, or you
may fill out the form online after clicking on
the link below.
 If you have any suggestions for future
Academic Seminars, you may stop by the
Student Support Services Office in Malone Hall
Room 116, email me at [email protected], or
call 334-983-6556 ext. 1216.
https://forms.troy.edu/forms/dothan/sss_Academicseminarevaluation.html
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