Graduation: Students may graduate at the end of the fall, winter or spring term upon completion of degree/diploma requirements. Commencement ceremonies take place at the end of winter term, normally held the last weekend in April.  Students who complete degree requirements at the end of the fall term of that academic year, or who anticipate completing degree requirements at the end of the spring term that academic year, may participate in the commencement exercises held at the end of the winter term. 

Graduation Application Form: (see Registrar Forms) Students who plan to earn a degree/diploma must fill out the appropriate form according to the dates published in the academic calendar. Failure to meet the deadline may result in graduation being postponed until the following term. The completed application is submitted to the Office of the Registrar. A non-refundable graduation fee is paid when filing the application. The application is valid for one year from the term for which the student is applying. Any student who fails to complete his/her requirements during the academic year for which he/she has applied to graduate must reapply for graduation the next academic year. 

Graduation Diploma:  Diplomas for December, April, and June graduations are mailed to the graduates approximately 6 to 8 weeks after each graduation date. Diplomas will not be released until all financial obligations, including the graduation fee, have been fulfilled. 

Graduation Honors: Graduation honors are awarded for superior achievement in degree programs. Academic honors are not awarded for non-degree diplomas. Students who have attained the indicated Grade Point Averages will be graduated with honors as follows: 

Associate Degree 

• cum laude graduation with a GPA of 3.20 
• magna cum laude graduation with a GPA of 3.50 
• summa cum laude graduation with a GPA of 3.80 

Bachelor Degree 

• cum laude graduation with a GPA of 3.20 
• magna cum laude graduation with a GPA of 3.50 
• summa cum laude graduation with a GPA of 3.80 

Graduate Degree 

• cum laude graduation with a GPA of 3.50 
• magna cum laude graduation with a GPA of 3.65 
• summa cum laude graduation with a GPA of 3.80 

See Bulletin, pages 77-78