Degree Conferral Requirement
In order for a student’s degree to be conferred, the student must complete all degree coursework and requirements, have a minimum 2.75 GPA, and meet the degree conferral application deadline for the quarter in which he or she wants the degree to be conferred.
Fall quarter deadline is October 1; Winter quarter deadline is January 15; Spring quarter deadline is February 1; Summer I quarter deadline is June 1; and Summer II deadline is July 15.
Requirements to Participate in Graduation Ceremony
To participate in the graduation ceremony in the spring, a student must complete all required degree coursework by the end of the Spring quarter preceding the ceremony and have applied for graduation before the designated deadline. The only exception is that student teaching can be scheduled for completion in the Fall quarter after the ceremony.
Honors at Commencement Ceremony
Students must complete their degree program and all graduation requirements by the end of the Winter quarter subsequent to the Spring Commencement ceremony in order to be listed as graduating with honors and having his or her name announced as an honor student during the ceremony. However, the honors designation will be noted on student’s transcripts and diploma regardless of degree completion date.
- The determination for honors is based solely on the cumulative grade point average.
- Cum Laude - cumulative GPA between 3.500 and 3.699
- Magna Cum Laude - cumulative GPA between 3.700 and 3.849
- Suma Cum Laude - cumulative GPA above 3.850