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File intent to graduate

If you have completed 90 credit hours and are planning to graduate within the next two semesters, you must file the Notice of Intention to Graduate. In addition you must provide the graduation office with the Major Sheet, Minor Sheet (if applicable), and Substitution Form(s) (if applicable). Without these documents a graduation evaluation cannot be performed.

File the Notice of Intention to Graduate located online here: or in DegreeWorks through your Goldlink account or at

Attend first day of Spring classes

Class attendance is important for successful academic achievement. Not only will you learn the course material but many courses and departments have strict attendance policies. Not attending may negatively impact your financial aid, housing, grades etc.

Complete a career related internship

University Career Services manages several internship programs for academic departments at ETSU. An internship can provide learning and training outside the classroom and laboratory, as you work toward graduation and transition to the labor market.

Find more information about internships here:

Consider graduate schools and look at requirements

If you are planning to continue your education beyond a bachelor’s degree, now is the time to explore programs and requirements.

The current graduate school catalog will provide you with a complete list of graduate school programs at ETSU and the requirements: Graduate Programs

Sign-up for on-campus housing for next semester

Students living on campus, who wish to live on campus the next year, must renew their housing contract. 

Information on how to renew your housing contract is located here:

Attend a cultural event or lecture

ETSU offers and array of cultural events and lectures to expose students to other cultures and increase diversity. 

View upcoming events at ETSU by visiting the ETSU home page or the PlanIt calendar:

Meet with your academic advisor


All students with less than 60 credit hours earned are required to meet with an advisor prior to registration. Many colleges require advisement every semester.  It is strongly recommended that you meet with your advisor throughout your college career to ensure you are on track to graduation. This is an opportunity for you to discuss the classes you will be taking the next academic semester as well as courses you might want to take during the winter or summer sessions. The relationship you develop with your advisor is important to your success at ETSU.   Advisor contact list available at:

Register for next academic semester in GoldLink


Each semester you will register for the next academic semester using GoldLink. It is also important to update your personal information such as address, phone, etc.                                   

Use Schedule Builder to build your schedule: 

Log into GoldLink:

Taking 15 or more hours per semester will keep you on track to graduate in four years -

Prepare for final exams

Now is the time to begin studying and preparing for final exams. Your final exams are not always scheduled on the same day and time as your regular class schedule.

Here is a full list of final exam dates and times.

Complete 72-90 credits (120 credits to graduate)

In order to graduate in a timely manner, it is suggested that students complete 72-90 credit hours by the end of this semester.

Taking 15 or more hours per semester will keep you on track to graduate in four years -

Verify grades, academic status and adjust schedule in GoldLink

Once your final grades have been submitted, we encourage you to verify those grades in GoldLink. You can also check your academic status (good standing, probation, suspension) as well as adjust or change classes that you have registered to take the next academic semester.

Log into GoldLink.

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