THE CAP AND YOUR S.B. DEGREE
Every S.B. degree moves up a ladder of approvals during the term in which it is conferred. You set the process in motion when you submit an online degree application, in the term before you expect to graduate. If you meet all degree requirements in your final term and your record has no Incompletes, the approval process is automatic:
- First, your department approves you for graduation and passes your name on to the Committee on Academic Performance.
- Then CAP recommends degrees to the Faculty.
- The Faculty approves CAP's recommendations and forwards them to the Corporation.
- The Corporation votes to confer degrees.
You are not allowed to graduate with a grade of Incomplete on your record. See Resolution of Incompletes for further information.
If you think you will not meet all degree requirements in your final term, or have other questions about your departmental degree audit, contact your undergraduate academic administrator. Questions about General Institute Requirements and the Institute degree audit on WebSIS are answered by Jessica Zdon-Smith in the Registrar's Office (Room 5-119, 617-253-7307).
The Registrar's Office provides a
list of important dates and deadlines for graduating students,
a graduation checklist, and a list of degree requirements for the
S.B. degree. Use this information early and often.
Not-Registered Degree Candidates
Under certain circumstances, students lacking only one or two degree requirements are allowed to complete them without being registered or resident at MIT. This status is handled by the Registrar's Office, not the CAP. See the relevant section of the Academic Guide for details.