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Graduation Requirements

Meeting Deadlines
Students are responsible for meeting all graduation requirements at the College. One semester before graduation, students need to complete an application for graduation and a degree check in the Counseling Office.

Deadlines for Degree Checks
Fall Semester October 20
Spring Semester March 20
Summer Session June 6

All students completing application for graduation are charged a $20.00 graduation fee. This fee is required even if students do not participate in commencement. If students do not meet graduation requirements, there is an $8.00 fee for the succeeding application. An $8.00 fee is required for orders of previously earned diplomas.

The date for cap and gown distribution is announced by the Director of Student Activities. Students not wishing to participate in graduation must complete the proper forms with the Dean of Student Services.

Commencement exercises are held in May of each year. Students completing all degree requirements for the Spring semester and prior Summer and Fall semesters are eligible to participate in the commencement. Summer candidates who are within 9 credit hours of completing degree requirements and enrolled in the courses needed to complete degree requirements are also eligible to participate.

All course work must be completed before students can receive honors recognition during commencement.