General Catalog

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate Degree

In order to be eligible for graduation with an undergraduate degree, students must meet all of the following:

  • Complete minimum credit hours required for degree
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Meet residency requirements for undergraduate programs

Graduate Degree

In order to be eligible for graduation in a graduate degree, students must meet all of the following:

  • Complete minimum credit hours required for degree
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • Meet residency requirements for graduate programs

Application for Graduation

Students that are within 12 credits of completing their undergraduate program, 6 credits for graduate program, may file an Application for Graduation. The Office of the Registrar will use the application to complete a degree audit to ensure students are meeting graduation requirements. The Application for Graduation is also used for commencement ceremony and to confer degrees.

Commencement Ceremony

The formal commencement ceremony is held once a year on a date announced by the University. Degree candidates who have completed all graduation requirements since the previous commencement ceremony are eligible to participate. Undergraduate degree candidates who are within 12 credits of program completion or graduate degree candidates within 6 credits of program completion on the date of commencement will also be invited to participate in the ceremony.

Recognition of Academic Honors

Undergraduate Students

Students who demonstrate exceptionally high academic scores are eligible for graduation honors. Academic honors are posted to the final transcript when the student’s degree is conferred.

  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.80-4.00
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.65-3.79
  • Cum Laude: 3.50-3.64

Graduate Students

Graduate students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 or above are eligible for graduation honors and as recognized as “With Distinction”.