Graduating Early?

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awilson11
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Graduating Early?

Postby awilson11 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:06 pm

So I finished my work at UG in fall, and am currently not taking classes for winter. I listed June 2011 as my expected graduation, which is accurate, since I am completing a requirement at an extension in Spring (quarter system). In the application, it generally asks to explain any gaps in your undergraduate degree, which I did not, since I had planned on completing my requirement in winter (the class filled up). Should I update the schools? It won't affect when I get my degree at all.

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Re: Graduating Early?

Postby eaa1537 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:31 pm

awilson11 wrote:So I finished my work at UG in fall, and am currently not taking classes for winter. I listed June 2011 as my expected graduation, which is accurate, since I am completing a requirement at an extension in Spring (quarter system). In the application, it generally asks to explain any gaps in your undergraduate degree, which I did not, since I had planned on completing my requirement in winter (the class filled up). Should I update the schools? It won't affect when I get my degree at all.


I don't think it's necessary, I graduated in December but am not actually getting my degree until I walk in May and listed on my apps that I'm graduating in May. The only reason why I'd update is if you have another meaningful update like a transcript/honor/promotion/etc that might help your chances of admission, and then use that update to just briefly mention the degree point.

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Re: Graduating Early?

Postby gens1tb » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:49 pm

If I remember correctly most applications that do ask about this, specify that it be "more than one semester." I don't think your time off is a concern.




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