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Stay focused and finish strong!
The department release is a required step for graduation. To request for a major release, please fill out the MAJOR Release Request form (there is also a MINOR Release Request form) preferably in the first term of your senior year or the term prior to your graduation term. Double check to make sure you'll have 33 total major credits (not including the prerequisite) and 14 upper-level credits. You will also need to apply for graduation in Wolverine Access and wait for the results of your Official Degree Audit. The administrative pipeline to graduation is a multi-step process; information on this page will help you make sure you don't miss a step!
You may know what kind of job you want or may be in the process of preparing for graduate study. Be sure to read through our comprehensive Career Guide and connect with the Career Center to set yourself up for post-graduation plans. Also get in touch with professors and GSIs with whom you've formed relationships to update them on your plans and request for them to serve as references or recommenders in the future.
Don't forget about your grades and GPA! Set goals to raise your GPA as you complete your degree. Finish out those upper-level Soc elective credits strong! If you have a sociology paper you're really proud of, submit the paper for the annual Krom or Chesler undergraduate writing awards and prizes.