Continuing Students: Degree Completion
If you already know your intended major when you enter Seattle Pacific, carefully consult with your faculty advisor regarding timing and sequencing of courses.
- Complete the English Placement Test. If you are a transfer student, this should be accomplished before you register for your second quarter’s classes; freshmen will take the test in USEM 1000.
- Become familiar with technology in the Library, and log on to your SPU email account frequently. Most SPU offices communicate via your SPU email address.
- Become familiar with all information and processes available through the Student Menu in the Banner Information System.
- Learn your roles and responsibilities, and those of your faculty advisor and undergraduate academic counselor.
- Develop short- and long-range personal degree-related goals.
- Complete any proficiency courses prescribed as a result of your math proficiency and English placement exams.
- Complete USEM 1000, UCOR 1000, UFDN 1000, and 30 credits toward your Exploratory Curriculum.
- Choose an “academic home” and an advisor in your area of interest.
- Pre-major interests should solidify.
- Explore your interests and skills to help you make vocational and academic major choices.
- Complete UCOR 2000 and UFDN 2000 (or UFDN 3001, if you entered SPU with 90 credits or more). Complete or plan completion of your Exploratory Curriculum and foreign language requirements.
- Begin taking 3000-level courses.
- Plan which “W” courses you will take.
- Apply for your major.
- Complete UCOR 3000 and UFDN 3100, and Complete or plan completion of your Exploratory Curriculum requirements.
- Map out and concentrate on requirements for your major.
- Explore internship possibilities.
- Apply for the Student Career Connection program in the Career Development Center, and network with an alumnus in your field of interest.
- Apply to graduate.
- Take primarily upper-division courses (numbered 3000–4999).
- Complete 60 or more upper-division credits.
- Complete requirements for your major.
- Complete “W” requirements.
- Do an internship, if you have not yet done so.
- Begin the job search, or apply for necessary examinations for graduate school.
- Attend as many Career Development Center programs as possible.
- Participate in Convocation, Ivy Cutting, Baccalaureate, and Commencement.
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