FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Pending Graduation Holds and taking classes beyond the bachelor’s degree.
Please see the notes below from the Registrar and information provided for summer registration options by Summer Session. From the Registrar:
I wanted to send a refresher about Pending Graduation Holds. The Office of the Registrar places Pending Graduation Holds each spring prior to summer and fall registration on undergraduate students’ accounts who have a pending (PN “Outcome Status” in SHADGMQ). Undergraduate students can and do run into a variety of problems when they future register past their graduating term. Some students walk away and end up with F’s and in collections for courses they never attended. Additionally, financial aid should not cover study beyond the first bachelor’s degree. Also, graduated undergraduate students take precious seats from others. Students should be directed to complete an application for graduate non-degree study or apply to a graduate program if they haven’t done so already.
Importantly, anyone with the ability to lift a College Advising Hold, can lift the Pending Graduation Hold. Assistant Registrar Sonia Rincon is listed as the UserID; however, college staff have the best insight into whether a student did not or will not graduate or is admitted or needs to apply for a graduate or professional program of study.
The hold is described at the Registrar’s webpage: Pending Graduation Registration Hold
“Undergraduates who have submitted an Intent to Graduate will have a Pending Graduation Registration Hold placed to prevent registration for future terms. This hold can be lifted by a college advisor. College policies vary in regard to allowing students to register beyond the initial bachelor’s degree. Contact with an advisor is needed when an undergraduate degree is to be earned and registration is sought for future terms. Please note that students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences may only have their hold lifted if they cancel their intent to graduate.”
I hope this is useful and your summer is going well!
Robert R. Dixon, J.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago
1200 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607
From Summer Session:
In addition to applying for graduate non-degree study, there is one more option.
If a graduating undergrad wants to enroll only in undergrad courses in the summer to prepare for a graduate program, they can be directed to complete the Summer Session Only (SSO) application. This will admit them a non-degree undergraduate for the summer only.
The advantages of this option are that students will pay an undergraduate tuition rate rather than a graduate tuition rate for those undergraduate courses (since they are assessed based on their student status rather than the course level). The SSO application also has a later deadline (1 week before each summer session rather than April 15 for grad non-degree). The disadvantages are that the student is only admitted for the summer term.
You can find more information about the Summer Session Only application on the Summer Session website: http://summer.uic.edu/