In the Meeting

    • Discuss student’s career and personal goals.
    • Discuss student’s completion of major, and ensure student is on target with desired graduation date.
    • Discuss the petition process if student has transferred course work from another institution.
      • Prepare appropriate petitions-- Should not need any by this point
    • Discuss DARS.
      • Check for 60 credit hours at four-year institution.
        The catalog states students must complete 60 credit hours offered for the bachelor’s degree at an accredited senior college.
      • Check for appropriate amount of UD credit hours within major.
      • Check for final 30 credit hours in residence.
        Students must complete the last 30 credit hours offered for the bachelor’s degree in residence at UT’s Knoxville campus. Special arrangements to allow study abroad courses, work taken at other UT campuses, and all other requests for waiving this requirement must be approved by the dean of the college in which the student is enrolled.
        • Check for honors qualifications.
          Honors are conferred upon graduating undergraduate students who have displayed a high level of achievement during their university career. Recipients of honors receive their degrees with:
          • cum laude: 3.5 through 3.64.
          • magna cum laude: 3.65 through 3.79.
          • summa cum laude: 3.8 through 4.0.

          These honors categories are based on a student’s cumulative average at the end of the semester preceding the graduation semester. Students must have earned at least 60 credit hours at UT in order to qualify for honors categories. If, at graduation, a student’s grade point average would allow a higher honors category than that determined at the end of the semester preceding the graduation semester, the student will receive a substitute diploma indicating the higher category. Chancellor’s Honors are conferred upon graduating students who have completed the Chancellor’s Honors Program.

        • Confirm eligible catalog year. Undergraduate students can graduate under any catalog in effect starting with the semester they entered the university provided it is no more than six years old. If the student was not enrolled at UT in any entire academic year, they may not graduate under that catalog. They may select a catalog even if they were enrolled for only one term during the catalog year. A catalog year is the fall-spring-summer terms, i.e., fall semester 2011, spring semester 2012, and summer 2012. For whichever catalog is selected by the student, all the degree requirements, including University General Education of the catalog selected. General education requirements must be met. A DARS report is needed to confirm meeting general education and all other degree requirements.
        • Clarify student’s post graduate plans.
        • If student is in process of or planning to apply to graduate school, discuss status.
        • Refer to Career Services for job fairs, Hire-A-Vol and professional organizations web site.
        • Confirm that student has applied to graduate.
        • Confirm that student has met all (or will meet all) degree program requirements by reviewing DARS with student.