Senior Check

FALL 2017 SENIOR CHECKS WILL BE HELD SEPTEMBER 5 - OCTOBER 19
(Late Senior Checks November 28-30)

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A Senior Check

  • Is the last official review of the courses you have taken and your progress in meeting graduation requirements.
    • The COB Advising Center does not check that students have registered for the correct classes.
    • It is your responsibility to assure you are taking the correct courses.  We highly recommend you
      • Check your Degree Works worksheet to assure that all requirements are checked off as MET or IN PROGRESS.  Repeat Warning:  If you are repeating a course for which you have already earned credit, your worksheet might not be correct.
      • Use your Senior Check to confirm you are registered correctly.
      • Come in to have an advisor to have them review your schedule, if you have any questions.
  • Supersedes any other advising plans previously completed. 
  • Should be completed early in the semester prior to your last semester of classes
    • Students doing an internship or study abroad during their last semester will need to do a Senior Check two semesters prior to graduation (this includes accounting majors doing an internship and then accelerated courses in the final semester). 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Why are Senior Checks only offered during certain weeks of the semester?

There are many reason Senior Checks are held during designated times, cannot be done on a walk-in basis and, for BSBA students, are linked to eligibility to register for MGT 4750 and BUS 4000.  The main reasons are as follows: 

  • Demand for academic advising increases as the semester progresses.  By requiring Senior Checks to be earlier in the semester, there are more advising appointments available for the higher demand times near Early Registration.
  • Senior Checks are a comprehensive review created in a specific format that requires additional time to prepare. 
  • The link between the Senior Check and MGT 4750/BUS 4000 is to insure that only graduating seniors will get seats in these courses.  

(BSBA Majors): Is it true that I cannot get a seat in MGT 4750 (Strategic Management) and BUS 4000 (Business Capstone) until I have done a Senior Check?
Yes! The Senior Check is a prerequisite for MGT 4750 and BUS 4000.  By completing your senior check in the beginning of the semester, you will be eligible to add MGT 4750 and BUS 4000 during Early Registration.  

(BSBA Majors):  Is it true I also have to apply to graduate as a prerequisite for MGT 4750 and BUS 4000?Yes, unless you are not graduating in the same term in which you will take MGT 4750 and BUS 4000 (e.g. accounting majors doing an internship in their last semester). 

When should I get a Senior Check?
In the semester before your last semester of coursework.

  • This will be one semester prior to graduation for most students
  • Or two semesters prior to graduation for those doing an internship or a study abroad program in their last semester.
  • Get a Senior Check early in the fall semester if . . .
    • You are finishing all course work in the following spring and will graduate in that spring, or
    • You are finishing all course work in the spring before doing an internship or study abroad program during the summer (graduating at the end of the internship term or study abroad term).
    • You are finishing all course work in the following summer or fall and will graduate at the end of that term, or
    • You are finishing all course work in the following summer or fall before doing an internship (typically accounting majors) or study abroad program during the following spring (graduating at the end of the spring term).
  • Get a Senior Check early in the spring semester if . . .
    • You are finishing all course work in the following summer or fall and will graduate at the end of that term, or
    • You are finishing all course work in the following summer or fall before doing an internship (typically accounting majors) or study abroad program during the following spring (graduating at the end of the spring term).

What if I have questions about my Senior Check?
Please talk with your advisor before signing the Senior Check.

  • Do not sign the Senior Check until you understand it because you will be required to abide by the information on the Senior Check.
  • If you have questions about your course schedule or your GPA after signing your Senior Check, you should meet with a COB advisor in 2126 Peacock Hall. 

What if I want to get a Senior Check done earlier to make sure I am on track?
Senior Checks will only be done according to the schedule above. However, students can make sure they are on track by making an appointment to see an advisor anytime to review academic progress. 

Is there anything I need to do to prepare for a Senior Check?
Be sure your majors and minors are correct on the ASU student system.  If you are pursuing a minor that requires a contract, you must be sure that the contract is in your file prior to requesting a Senior Check.

 What if I am going to be away doing an internship or study abroad during the semester in which I should be getting a Senior Check?

You can request a Senior Check by email (cobadvising@appstate.edu) by the end of the Senior Check period each semester. A Senior Check will be prepared for you and sent to you via email. 

(BSBA Degrees) My Senior Check has a note that states one of my remaining requirements must fulfill the Global Issues requirements - what does that mean?
 
Students on catalogs that have a Global Issues requirement must take one course from a list of courses approved to meet this requirement.  See DegreeWorks, for a list of approved business courses, business study abroad programs or any semester abroad program or a foreign language course at the 3000 level or above.  Generally, with careful planning, the course taken to fulfill the Global Issues requirement can also meet another degree requirements.  However, there are times that a student must take an additional course to meet the Global Issues requirement. 

(BSBA Degrees) My Senior Check says I need a 3000/4000 level COB elective (COB ELEC); what can I take to fulfill that?
A COB elective can be any 3000/4000 level business course with the prefix ACC, BUS, CIS, ECO, FIN, HOS, LAW, MGT, MKT, POM, or SCM with the exception of MGT 3010, FIN 3010 or any other course that says "not open to business majors for credit". We do not have a list of 3000/4000 leve COB electives because a course that is required for one business major could be an elective for a different business major. 

(BSBA Degrees) My Senior Check says I need a 3000/4000 level free elective in or out of the COB (UL ELEC); what should I take to complete that requirement?
To complete your 3000/4000 level, you can take more business courses at the 3000/4000 level (with the exception of MGT 3010, FIN 3010 or any other course that says "not open to business majors for credit") or you can take any non business course at the 3000/4000 level. Click here for a list of most of the 3000/4000 non business courses offered at ASU that do not have prerequisites (or did not have prerequisites at the time the list was compiled).