Degree-seeking undergraduate students are expected to make satisfactory academic progress toward a goal of graduation within 4 academic years (8 semesters). If you wish to graduate in fewer than eight semesters, or if you are behind on credit or requirements, you may provide a plan to the registrar’s office so your expected graduation date can be changed. If the plan is feasible based on the judgement of the registrar’s office staff, your expected graduation date may be updated.
Planning for a Timely Graduation
When creating your graduation plan, consider the following:
- If you are behind on credit, address how you will make up the credit. In general, the further you are from graduation, the more opportunities you have to catch up. There are many ways to catch up on credit:
- Transfer in summer classes from another college or university. You can read about CMC’s transfer credit policy here, and you can request to have courses pre-approved using this form.
- Register a summer internship for credit. The maximum amount of credit you can earn for an internship is 1 CMC unit between all internships (not including internships in the Washington, D.C. or Silicon Valley Internship programs).
- You can overload. Students with a 10.5 GPA in their previous semester at CMC are automatically permitted to overload on the first day of classes for the following semester. Students who do not automatically qualify may petition the Academic Standards Committee to overload.
- Take partial-unit co-curricular classes. You can take up to 0.75 unit of credit in addition to 4 full academic courses without needing permission to overload. You can find the partial-unit classes being offered on the course schedule by using the “CMC Co-Curricular” course area.
- Be specific, even if your plans may change. If you are planning on transferring in courses, provide the school where you are planning to study; if you are planning to overload, make clear how many times you’ll have to overload and in which semesters.
- Compose your plan, and then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. A member of the registrar’s office staff will respond to you.
- The registrar will update your graduation date upon receipt of your transfer credit, and/or approval of your graduation plan.