The electronic Major Certification form is now used to certify major completion across campus. While majors are only certified in the final semester of the student's senior year, students are nevertheless encouraged to begin working with the electronic form early so they can see how they are progressing in the major. New in 2015 was the addition of tracking seniors' capstone experiences. Every major has identified what they consider to be an acceptable capstone in their department, program or college. Seniors are now required to identify whether they completed a capstone and if so, how. This additional information provides the administration with valuable data that can be used to enhance student programs and assess student outcomes.
Are you a student who needs assistance learning how to use the Major Certification Form?
If so, contact Susan Krajewski, Associate Registrar, to schedule a brief appointment for one-on-one training on how to properly work with the form. Susan's office is located in Room 102 in North College and she can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at x2738.
The electronic Major Certification Form was first introduced in the Fall of 2011 and the Class of 2012 was the first class that utilized this form to be certified in their major(s). In the Fall of 2014, CSS and University majors also began utilizing this electronic form so that now all majors across the University are certified electronically. Students must use this form to demonstrate how they have fulfilled their major requirements and can begin accessing the Major Certification Form in their portfolio as soon as they are accepted into a major. Students with multiple majors will see multiple links (one for each major). Likewise, if your particular major has multiple tracks or concentrations, you will see a separate link for each.
The form can assist students in planning future course registrations during pre-reg, so it should be accessed regularly. You should not wait until your senior year to access this form. It is always available to help you assess where you are with regard to fulfilling your major requirements. Students should consult with the individual department/program for any form-related deadlines internal to the major. Seniors will be required to submit their final version of the form at the end of Drop/Add in their final semester of their senior year for degree certification. The Registrar's office will communicate these deadlines to seniors directly. Departments/programs will use this form to certify if the student has completed the requirements for the major, whereas a committee will certify that the student has completed all university requirements.
Students are able to identify which courses fit a requirement, as well as submit override requests and display planning text. Advisors are able to “approve,” “disapprove,” or click “see me” in response to each individual request.
Users can access the Major Certification Form link via their EPortfolio:
ADVISORS: EP>Faculty>Advising Tools>Advisees
CHAIRS/DIRECTORS: EP>Faculty>Chair Tools>Department Major Info Chart
STAFF: EP>AA>Management Tools>Department Major Info Chart
STUDENTS: EP>Student>Academic Career>Major Certification
If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact Susan Krajewski at x2738.