These are seniors who have completed at least 125% of the units to degree in their major (at least one of their majors if they have two majors). For a student enrolled in a program that requires 180 units, the student becomes a Super Duper Senior when 225 total units are earned.
SDS students will receive an advising hold each quarter until they graduate. The first quarter they receive such a hold, they will be asked to complete a Graduation Plan Worksheet with a designated advisor. The worksheet is available at: http://www.csupomona.edu/~academic/programs/forms.shtml Each quarter SDS students will review the worksheet with the advisor to have their hold removed.
The CSU system and Cal Poly Pomona, in particular, is experiencing some difficult budget times. The Chancellor’s Office has asked the University to encourage students to graduate as quickly as possible so that the limited resources we have may be made available to more students. We simply cannot afford (literally) to have students “sitting” in their program waiting for the economy to improve and taking classes not required for their degree.
No. SDS students are being required to make a plan to graduate in as efficient a manner as possible. However, when a student has completed all of the requirements for a degree, they will be asked to graduate.
All students are expected to graduate in a timely manner, regardless of the number of majors or minors. It is possible that a student will complete one major and be asked to graduate before they are able to complete the second major or complete a minor.
Only for the major that is over the 125% of units required for that degree.
There is no fixed deadline. However, it is expected that most students will complete their remaining requirements within one year.
Yes. A student who does not follow the worksheet will be put on administrative-academic probation and will be required to meet with the college associate dean. Students who continue to fail to meet the contract will be required to meet with the AVP for Academic Programs and may be disqualified.
In many departments, this will be the department chair. In other departments, one or two faculty may be selected for this advising responsibility. Check with your department.