First Step Toward Graduation

January 29, 2009

As the final semester of college begins, a whole myriad of feelings can begin to enter a students mind. For me, the realization that the transition was about to take place  finally became a reality the first day back from winter break. After thinking of all of the people I have met and looking back at all of the memories that have accumluated, I knew that it was time to look forward to graduation. Where do I begin? 

The first thing is to make sure that all of the necessary steps have been taken to ensure that when that day arrives, you are actually qualified to receive your diploma. (At Arizona State University, a student can do a degree audit to see if they have satisfied all of their degree requirements by logging onto ASU interactive  and clicking on “degree audit”). If it appears that the student is in good academic standing and prepared to graduate, the next step is register to graduate and pay all of the fees associated with graduation. That includes any unpaid parking tickets, medical fees, and other assorted debts that have built up on a students account, as well as a $50 fee to receive your diploma and a $35 fee for any second diploma. Students who submit a late registration for graduation will be assessed a $35 late charge. Once everything is in order to graduate, it is a good idea to contact all family members involved and inform them of  the date and time of the graduation ceremonies. Each school will be holding their graduation at a different date and time, so make sure to check the schedules 

Once you have gotten all of that out of the way, you are ready to start looking for your first job…