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Super Senior Policy

All of the CSU campuses have been asked to encourage students to graduate in a timely manner so that there are more seats available to all students seeking a degree. It is not intended that standards be lowered by waiving requirements or making inappropriate substitutions.  It is hoped that this process will help students to keep their focus on the goal of a degree leading to a good job or a postgraduate education. 

Super Seniors are students who have accumulated more than 100% of the units required for one or more of their academic majors.  Excess Unit Seniors are students who have accumulated more than 125% of the units required for one or more of their academic majors (and have earned at least 90 units at Cal Poly Pomona).  Excess Unit Seniors receive a registration hold each quarter until they graduate. The first quarter they receive such a hold, they are expected to meet with a designated advisor in their department to complete a Graduation Plan Worksheet. Each subsequent quarter Excess Unit Seniors are expected to meet with their advisor to discuss their progress. 

If an Excess Unit Senior fails to follow the Graduation Plan and does not have a reasonable explanation for doing so, the student may be placed on academic/administrative probation by the Associate Dean of the College.  If the student continues to deviate from the Plan without cause, the student may be forwarded to Academic Programs for possible academic/administrative disqualification.

The Data Warehouse has three files to assist the advisor in this advising.  “Undergraduate Students with Total Units Over 100% Summary” lists the number of students in each program who have accumulated more than 10% of the units required for one or more of their academic majors.  “Undergraduate Students with Total Units Over 100%” lists all students who have accumulated more than 100% of the units required for one or more of their academic majors.  “Undergraduates with Cumulative Units over 125% Detail” is a detailed PDF report listing the outstanding requirements for each Excess Unit Senior.