Students desiring to graduate must officially apply. Application forms may be obtained at the Registrar's Office or it is possible to apply for graduation on-line. A one-time, non-refundable $8 graduation fee will be assessed.
For specific deadlines, refer to the Calendar of Events found in this catalog. Students who apply after the deadline will be candidates for the next commencement program. The Registrar's Office will notify students and their advisors in writing of any General Education deficiencies. For those who do not graduate on the date shown on the application, the evaluation will be held for future graduation.
Commencement exercises are held in April and August. Students who do not attend convocation must claim a diploma cover from the Registrar's Office before leaving campus. Diplomas will be mailed to graduates only after all requirements have been completed and final grades posted.
Cum Laude: Students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class.
Magna Cum Laude: Students ranked in the top 5% of their class.
Summa Cum Laude: Students ranked in the top 1% of their class.
All honors are based on the cumulative GPA completed at the end of the semester prior to the graduation ceremony. No adjustments will be made for grades posted following the graduation ceremony.
Candidates who have outstanding debts to any department or office will not receive their diplomas until all amounts are paid.