It Was All Going So Well . . .

until I found something on the ILS department’s web page (close to the bottom of the page in the Preparing for graduation section) this morning that almost made me have an apoplexy.

Preparing for graduation

In order to receive a degree, the student must apply for the degree by the posted deadlines. The degree will not be posted until the Undergraduate Degree Application or Graduate Degree Application is properly filed and a degree audit is successfully completed. If the degree is not posted, the student has not been granted and does not hold the expected degree.

In addition, MLS students must complete the departmental Student MLS Degree Audit Checklistform and file one copy with the department office and one copy with the MLS Program Coordinator within the first two weeks of the semester in which they will complete their program/graduate.

Remember how much I worry and obsess over things? I knew all about having to apply for graduation with the Graduate School. I did this way back in November and received confirmation that my only outstanding issue was the special project. However, the second paragraph is something that I have NEVER, EVER, EVER seen or heard about previously. Needless to say, I did not complete the Student MLS Degree Audit Checklist at any time this semester. I decided not to get stressed out or upset and to try and get more information.

I called the ILS Department and fortunately, this turned out to be a non-issue. The department does want two copies of the form – in hardcopy. They do intend to require this form to be filled out within the first two weeks of a student’s last semester. However, it is a new form that has only been in use since earlier this year. Thank goodness! This was a close one.


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