Graduation Information


In addition to specific degree requirements, students must also meet the graduation requirements listed below:
Residence Credit: Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Brigham Young University-Idahoís campus.  The studentís final 15 credits of coursework, prior to receiving a degree, must be completed in residence.  Individual departments may require transfer students to complete additional hours in residence to fill major requirements.
Upper Division Credit: 30 credit hours of 300 or 400 level classes are required.
Grade Point Average Requirement: All graduates must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

Minor Requirement:  At least 6 credits must be taken in residence.

Cluster Requirement:  At least 1 course must be taken in residence.



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 deficiencies. For those who do not graduate on the date shown on the application, the evaluation will be held for future graduation.



Students who graduate in eight or less semesters are awarded the Eight Semester Graduate Award of $500.  The following criteria are considered for the award:

         Any completed credit is considered into the count.

         Credit earned prior to high school graduation is not counted.

         Internship credit is not counted, unless there is additional credit completed with the internship.  ELED 319 also does not count if taken alone in a semester.  Student teaching is not considered as internship hours.

This award is automatically assessed and awarded after all graduation evaluation is completed.  No application is necessary.



Commencement and convocation exercises are held in April and a combined Commencement/Convocation will be held in August and December.  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.