We’ve all felt graduation day looming over us. For some, it feels far away, while for others it feels like it is right around the corner. Since no one wants to stay at BYU-Idaho forever, here are some key strategies to graduating on time.

Degree Audit: The degree audit is the blueprint of the classes you need to take. It lists all the classes required for you to graduate. Follow the instructions, highlight the classes you need and you will be on your way toward graduation. You can access this by logging into www.byui.edu.

Graduation Planner: The grad planner is a way to organize the classes you highlight in the degree audit. It is linked to your degree audit, so all the classes you need to graduate show up, according to Academic Advising.

“The grad plan is the most important thing for students to learn,” said Rhett West, a facilitator for the academic planning and advising seminar and a junior studying business management. “It allows you to map out your whole college career, and it’s necessary to graduate.”

Satellite Discovery Centers: These centers can answer practically any question you have about your major. They help with declaring and changing majors, approving your grad plan and assisting in internship planning, according to the academic planning and advising seminar. Find which satellite discovery center you should go to here: http://www.byui.edu/advising/contact.

“I think the most important thing is to know that it is possible,” said Jessica Bentley, a coordinator over the academic planning and advising seminar and a senior studying biology. “It’s possible to declare a major early and finish on time. BYU-I is awesome because it offers so many resources to help students achieve what they want and be who they want to be and graduate on time.”

With careful planning, you can graduate on time. These three tools will help you plan your graduation so that distant day will not be quite so foreboding.