Limit Degree Date Month options
Degree Date Field during student submission: allow to edit the options in the Month dropdown to include only certain months. Our school confers degrees only in the months of November, March and May. Having all months listed allows for errors as students may choose the wrong month and then it needs to be corrected.
Elyse Fox commented
We've actually been trying to push for this being removed; it's an administrative field, not one that should be populated by students. We have students who submit in Fall, but don't have their degree conferral until the Spring making the whole date wrong. I'm not sure how it works at other campuses, but our degree award date is consistent with the date the approval decision is registered.
So would this allow the individual institution to customize the months of graduation?
J. Christian Sweatt commented
This happens SO, SO often at UCSF! Our PhD students often "finish" before the end of the term, so they think they're graduating in April, when, in fact, their graduation month is June (for spring). Being able to limit the degree months would help tremendously!