Senior Countdown participants are guaranteed to get the courses they need or help in finding an appropriate substitution. If an advisor is unable to help, students should email the Graduation Help Desk.
Note: Course guarantee is for Senior Countdown participants in their final year only. Senior Countdown guarantees that participating students will have access to courses that meet their graduation requirements, not a particular course.
Students not yet participating in Senior Countdown should meet with their advisor to discuss alternative solutions and sign up for Senior Countdown.
What's so important about graduating in four years?
One extra year of college can cost a student $150,000 in tuition and fees, increased student loan debt and interest, lost wages, and lost retirement savings. It is important to decide if two majors or two bachelor’s degrees are worth an extra $150,000. Most experts would suggest a graduate degree might make more sense. 1
I’ve only been at UT Austin for three years. Don’t I have four years to complete my degree(s)?
Students are expected to complete their degree requirements in eight consecutive long semesters within four years of the date of their first semester enrolled, or within six consecutive long semesters within three years for transfer students. ALL students who receive a graduation Secure Academic Note (SAN) and wish to delay their graduation MUST appeal.