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Graduation and Commencement

Graduation and Commencement

GRADUATION APPLICATION

How to apply for graduation:

  1. Go to "Apply for Graduation" in the "Other Academic" drop-down box in SIS.
  2. You may refer to a Quick Reference Guide for assistance.

Deadlines to apply for graduation:

  • June 1 for August degree

  • Oct. 1 for January degree

  • Feb. 1 for May degree

Proof of eligibility to graduate:

COMMENCEMENT HONORS

Commencement honors will be awarded to the top 35 percent of the graduating class. The GPA cutoffs for undergraduate degrees awarded in 2017 (January, May, and August) are:

  • Top 10 percent: summa cum laude = 3.91-4.0

  • Next 10 percent: magna cum laude = 3.797-3.909

  • Next 15 percent: cum laude = 3.636-3.796

To be eligible for commencement honors, candidates must have:

  • earned a minimum of 54 credit hours for evaluative grades (A, B, C, D) in residence at the university and

  • attained the required percentile ranking on the basis of all work for which grades are averaged at the university, including any grades earned before an academic separation.

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Requesting Class Exceptions

Use a Special Request (Petition) form for special exception to a regulation or curriculum requirement.