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Before scheduling an appointment with your advisor, find the degree or certificate information in the interactive chart below. Download and print the plan of study sheet for your program. Use your Tranguide located in Banner to fill in what classes you have taken already. Remember to include a planning sheet for each degree or certificate or minor which you intend to receive at graduation. If you are graduating this semester, bring completed copies of all forms provided by the registrar.

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Advising Tips for Special Circumstances & Graduation Requirements

  • Please note that grades of C or higher are required for all GISC and ENVE courses and all courses used as Directed Electives of the focus area. Students may repeat courses as needed to meet this objective.
  • Students enrolled in the B.S. ESA, should take these courses in core areas or as electives: GISC 2011/L, ENST 2030 and MATH 2400 or MATH 3350. These courses are pre-requisites for many of the upper-level courses in the program.
  • For engineering majors who decide to change majors to the B.S. ESA with any focus, ENGR 1101 may substitute for ENVE 1103 and ENGR 1770 may substitute for ENVE 2771K. Students should meet with the Director of the Institute for Environmental Spatial Analysis (IESA) to seek approval for any course substitutions.
  • All students completing any of the degree or certificate programs offered by the Institute for Environmental Spatial Analysis (IESA) must fulfill all UNG policies and graduation requirements including the completion of 39 credits in upper level (3000/4000 level) courses.
  • Students that have previously completed a bachelor’s degree or higher should meet with the Director of the Institute for Environmental Spatial Analysis (IESA) to discuss the academic requirements for completing the ESA degree program.
  • Students with a B.S. degree or higher may possibly apply courses taken at another institution but not offered by UNG. Some of these courses may be substituted for courses in one of the focus areas. These substitutions must be approved by the academic advisor and the IESA Director.

Preparing for Graduation

  1. Email your IESA academic advisor by the third week of the semester you intend to graduate indicating your intent to graduate.
  2. Inform your IESA academic advisor which degrees, certificates, and/or minors you plan to receive.
  3. Complete your final plan of study with grades entered in the appropriate space for each degree, certificate, and/or minor you intend to receive. Blank plan of study sheet(s) can be found above.
  4. Take the completed plan of study sheet(s) to your academic advisor for approval and signature.
  5. Take the signed completed plan of study sheet(s) to Dr. Jeff Turk, IESA Director, for his signature.
  6. Forward the signed completed plan of study sheet(s) to the Registrar’s Office prior to the published due date on the academic calendar. Missing this deadline will postpone your graduation.
  7. Complete the application for graduation.
  8. View the UNG webpage for graduation information to confirm you understand the due dates and procedures for graduation.
  9. Pay the graduation fee.
  10. Order your regalia and announcements for the graduation ceremony.
  11. Look up more information about the location of the graduation ceremony.
  12. Invite your family to celebrate your achievements as you walk across the platform to receive your degree(s) at the graduation ceremony.
  13. After graduation, join the IESA Alumni Group to stay in touch with your classmates and UNG.

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