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 Student Advising.
Degree Check Deadline
SPRING 2014 - March 21, 2014
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.
Cap and Gown
The dates 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.
Honors at Graduation
Students with outstanding grades are eligible to graduate with honors if they meet the following requirements:
Cum Laude: achievement of a cumulative grade-point average of 3.40-3.69.
Magna Cum Laude: achievement of a cumulative grade-point average of 3.70 to 3.99.
Summa Cum Laude: achievement of a cumulative grade-point average of 4.00.
Students can graduate with honors if they have no more than 21 credit hours of Pass-No Credit courses, have not taken advantage of the Forgiveness Policy, and have not repeated a course with a grade of C or better. All course work must be completed before honors are awarded. Students who earn certificates only are not eligible to graduate with honors.