Final Year Resources

Your undergraduate degree has the following components:

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1. Completion of the SAS Core Curriculum

2. Completion of a Major

3. Completion of a Minor *

4. Completion of a minimum of 120 degree credits.

5. Meet the minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000.


*Click here for exceptions to the minor requirement.

Please see the information below to support you in planning your final registrations and degree completion:

When are you graduating?

You can find your declared year and month at MyGradDateThis is what prompts your record to be included in the senior database. Your review for graduation is determined by the year and month you have declared and must be updated as necessary.

  • A student is at senior standing upon reaching 90 total degree credits with a declared major (and minor, if required).
  • Remember that if you are repeating a course(s) with grade of D, you will not earn the credit again!
  • Changes can be made directly on the site.
  • Your graduation date should be firmly declared by the end of the semester before you plan to graduate.
  • You will be asked to verify the declared graduation date on your record in the fall and spring semesters. If it is not accurate, you must change it.
  • Graduation date adjustments beyond what is needed to complete degree will be denied.  

Am I on Track?

Degree Navigator

Degree Navigator is a valuable advising tool, but it does not substitute for speaking with an advisor. It is a good starting point to review your record, but you should always meet with an advisor to be sure that you understand how your coursework is fulfilling your requirements.

Academic Advising Resources

Academic Advising

We are here to partner with you in understanding your degree requirements and creating a degree completion plan that achieves your goals.

  • Effective advising comes only from those authorized to give you information. NEVER rely on your fellow students for information about your degree completion!  Each path to graduation is unique, and what might be correct for one student is not accurate for another.
  • Major/Minor Advising: seek information about progress toward completing majors and minors only from the academic departments.  Don’t rely on just reading the website; this is your degree and you need to make sure nothing has been left to chance!
  • SAS Core and degree requirements: seek information about your total degree requirements and academic policies only from the SAS Office of Advising and Academic Services
  • If you are inquiring about something that is not routine, e.g., applying a transfer course toward a requirement or getting a waiver or course substitution, please get it in writing! This is a useful tip beyond graduation as well.
  • Calculate your GPA to ensure you meet minimum grade-point average of 2.000.

How do I reach an SAS Advisor?

The SAS Office of Advising and Academic Services is glad to offer several ways to connect with an SAS advisor.  

Senior Checks and quick questions

  • Online Chat is available for SAS students from 9-5 EST Monday-Friday for quick questions
  • Alternately, you’re always welcome to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Degree planning and more complex questions

Schedule an academic advising appointment via our online appointment scheduling system. Advisors will be available via Zoom, and you will be sent a confirmation email with all of the information needed to login for your appointment.  

How Will I Hear About Senior Information?

Once you are declared as a senior, we will communicate important information to you by email to your official Rutgers email address. This is a designated SAS Senior 2023 Year listserv, that provides all communication regarding information you will need to know in your final year leading up to commencement.

A Class of 2023 Canvas Calendar also has important dates and deadlines highlighted throughout the academic year.

You are responsible for the information that is sent to you, much of which is time-sensitive or has firm deadlines, so please be sure to check your Rutgers email regularly and read messages thoroughly! Check that your spam filter allows email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have a quick question or something unique about your status that you think we need to know, feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Senior Year FAQ

If you have questions about your requirements and path to Degree completion, we welcome you to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.