What is institutional awarding?

In this process, the Degree Completion team identifies undergraduate students who have completed or are in the process of completing their degree requirements and advances them to graduation candidacy without requiring the student to apply for graduation. The Office of the Registrar works with academic advisors to check identified students' degree progress and enter any needed exceptions or substitutions. Both the Degree Completion team and the academic advisors work together to ensure those students who are close to completing their degree address any outstanding issues that may prevent them from advancing to graduation candidacy.

How will students know if they are in the institutional awarding graduation pool?

Each term students who we identify may graduate that term will receive an email message within the first week of the term to check MyDegrees. The students we put in the graduation pool will receive an email after the course add deadline to let them know they are pending graduation, followed by another reminder during week 9, and an email at the end of the term congratulating them or asking them to address issues.  Students should monitor their MyDegrees progress as it also reflects their Graduation Status.

How will advisors know if they have students in the graduation pool?

The Office of the Registrar contacts advisors in the preceding term with a list of students who may be able to graduate in the upcoming term. During week 3 advisors may reference CORE report STU0451 to see students who have been added to the graduation pool.  Week 4 advisors receive a list of students in the graduation pool who have some outstanding requirements. A student’s graduation candidacy is visible in MyDegrees. Advisors may find additional information on Institutional Awarding in the Canvas for Advisors page.

Institutional Awarding FAQs for Students

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Degree Completion team.