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Petition to Graduate

By the end of the junior year, the registrar requires you to file a petition to graduate, in which you track the major(s) and minor(s) that you expect to complete and the date by which you plan to graduate. You should start your petition in the online system and then schedule a meeting with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Please prepare for this meeting by filling out the appropriate major or minor degree progress Worksheet from the links below and emailing it to us at cogsci-advising@northwestern.edu along with a copy of your unofficial transcript. The Program Assistant will then help you schedule a meeting.  If you have a second major or a minor in any fields with coursework that overlaps with Cognitive Science (e.g. Psychology, Computer Science), please also bring a list of your coursework in this program; this will help your advisor ensure that any double-counted or overlapping courses are assigned properly.

Link to Major Worksheet library: https://weinberg.northwestern.edu/undergraduate/major-minor/major-minor-worksheets/cognitive-science-major.html

Link to Minor Worksheet library: https://weinberg.northwestern.edu/undergraduate/major-minor/major-minor-worksheets/cognitive-science-minor.html

After this advising meeting you will update your degree progress worksheet to indicate which classes you plan to take to complete the Cognitive Science major or minor requirements by your expected graduated date. Neither we or the registrar will hold you to taking those particular courses you suggest; the purpose is to ensure that there is at least one path to graduation for you, and you can alter this path as you progress.

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