Fourth-Year Guide

Congratulations, you have made it to your fourth and final year at UT—your chance to look both backward and forward and evaluate your experience. 

Approaching the Finish Line

Are there things you intended to do when you first arrived that you haven’t gotten around to yet? Check off some boxes on your while-at-UT list! Are there things you need to do to prepare for graduation and life after UT? Probably. Not sure where to start? Start here.

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Graduation planning

Make sure your four-year course plan is airtight. Double and triple check your interactive degree audit. Is there anything you don’t understand on your audit? Are there classes you thought were counting one place, but they’re showing up somewhere else? Contact your advisor so there are no surprises when you submit your graduation application! 

Apply to graduate by the posted deadline (yes, you have to apply to graduate). 

What did I miss?

Don’t leave without exploring and experiencing UT’s vibrant arts and culture.

Never saw those Austin bats at the bridge or Barton Springs? Don’t miss out on quintessential Austin experiences either. 

What’s next?

CNS Career Services has resources to help you craft cover letters, ace those job interviews, network at career fairs and more. UT also has resources to help you connect with alumni and seek UT Career Connections.

Join CareerSuccess@UTexas

To help you with career exploration and success, CareerSuccess@UTexas lets you research employers and hiring trends, learn about salaries (by major, job title, etc.) and more, leveraging information from 1,600 universities around the world. Head to this platform and complete your profile.