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Graduation Procedure

Department of Art Graduation Process (PDF)

GRADUATION PROCEDURE, TIMELINE & APPLICATION GUIDE
Meeting regularly with academic advisers will help to ensure students are taking courses in the appropriate sequence and are keeping up-to-date on graduation policies and curriculum requirements to meet their anticipated graduation time frame.

STUDENTS ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR:
• Fulfilling all the requirements of their curriculum track
• Initiating advising sessions with assigned faculty advisor
• Planning a course schedule PRIOR to an advising session
• Registering for selected classes as advised by faculty advisor
• Maintaining an accurate copy of their official program guide
• Being informed of and completing all degree or program requirements for major

[ If earning a minor, students are responsible for scheduling an advising session with a faculty member within the minor concentration area. ]

TWO SEMESTERS PRIOR TO GRADUATION
MEET WITH YOUR ASSIGNED ART DEPARTMENT ACADEMIC ADVISOR TO PLAN THE REMAINING TWO SEMESTERS
There is a range of required courses offered at select times of the year in every program track. Students are responsible for planning and registering for courses in the necessary sequence.

A: Bring a completed Curriculum Sheet for your area with you to the meeting. Curriculum sheets are located outside the Department of Art office.

ONE OR TWO SEMESTERS PRIOR TO GRADUATION
When you have completed 83 to 93 credits, you will automatically receive an email to your YSU email address with instructions to make an appointment with the Assistant to the Department Chair [ADC], Dr. Patricia Sarro, for your graduation evaluation, and to submit a Graduation Evaluation Request. If you have a double major, you must meet with the Department Chair or the ADC of both departments.



ONE SEMESTER PRIOR TO GRADUATION
1. SUBMIT A GRADUATION EVALUATION REQUEST AT THE START OF THE SEMESTER

A: Log into your Portal
B: Under “E-Services for Students”
C: Click “Access My Student Information”
D: Click “Graduation Evaluation Request”

2. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE ASSISTANT TO THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR no later than the fourth week of the academic semester.

A: Complete an updated hard copy curriculum sheet for your area of study and bring it with you to your meeting.

FALL GRADUATION
If anticipated graduation date is in the fall semester, the student must schedule appointment with the ADC in the previous spring semester, not summer.

SUMMER GRADUATION
If anticipated graduation date is in the summer semester, schedule an appointment with ADC in fall.

POLICY NOTE: Attempting to register for 22 or more credits in a single semester requires special approval by Dean for the School of Creative Arts & Communication.

SEMESTER OF GRADUATION
1. COMPLETE THE UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATION APPLICATION

2. COMPLETE THE CAP AND GOWN ORDER FORM [ and pay the Graduation fee ]
These forms can be completed during the last two weeks of the semester before graduation, and MUST be done by the 4th week of the Graduation semester

A: Go to your MY YSU page
B: Go to Student Records and follow the links
C: If you receive a “BLOCKED” notification, contact an advisor in the College of Creative Art & Communication Academic Deans Office. Neither the ADC nor the Chair of the Art Department can remove this block.