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Graduation + Commencement


  • go to "Apply for Graduation" in the "other academic" drop-down box in SIS

  • you may refer to a Quick Reference Guide for assistance

Deadline Dates for Graduation Applications

  • June 1 for August degree

  • October 1 for January degree

  • February 1 for May degree

Proof of Eligibility to Graduate

  • the Advisement Report or Academic Requirements must all be met in order to graduate

  • it is available in SIS in the "other academics" drop-down box by going to "Academic Requirements".

  • please notify the Office of Undergraduate Studies if the report is not correct (

  • any special approvals must be submitted on a Correction Form signed by your advisor


Commencement honors for students receiving bachelor's degrees will be awarded to the top 35% of the graduating class.

  • Top 10 percent: summa cum laude [Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015] = 3.903 and above

  • Next 10 percent: magna cum laude [Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015] = 3.795-3.902

  • Next 15 percent: cum laude [Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015] = 3.640-3.794

To be eligible for commencement honors, candidates must have:

  • Earned a minimum of 54 hours for evaluative grades (A, B, C, D) in residence at the University.

  • Attained the required percentile ranking on the basis of all work for which grades are averaged at the University.

Requesting Class Exceptions

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