A graduation plan is the form students file to officially declare and receive acceptance into a major. Students are eligible to create and file a grad plan at any time, but preferably should do so after earning at least 30 credit hours. Students meet with the academic advisor to complete the graduation plan and discuss remaining requirements for graduation.

If the graduation plan is not filed by the time the student has earned 60 credit hours, a registration hold preventing enrollment in the next term is placed on the student’s myZou account. Students eligible to file a graduation plan should do so before Early Registration begins. For registration dates, see: https://registrar.missouri.edu/academic-calendar/

Course Scheduling

After a student has met with the academic advisor and reviewed degree requirements, it is the student’s responsibility to use the degree requirements and graduation plan to select appropriate courses for enrollment. Students should prepare a tentative schedule before Early Registration begins. Students may email their tentative schedule to the academic advisor for review or discuss it in a walk-in meeting.

Graduation Check

The term BEFORE the semester of graduation, students will have a graduation check with Eric Carter (A&S Student Services & Records). Mr. Carter verifies remaining requirements for graduation for this major, including completion of the MO Civics exam. He also provides information about commencement via email along with the final grad check report. Students should regularly check their MU email account for information from Mr. Carter during their senior year.