Each candidate for graduation must make a formal application to the Registrar (complete Intent to Graduate form) no later than the last day of the semester prior to the semester of graduation.
Students completing requirements during May summer term participate in the following December commencement ceremony.
If six or less credits are needed to graduate in May, a student may petition the Vice President for Academic Affairs to participate in the commencement ceremony, but will not receive a diploma until graduation requirements are met.
A graduation fee of $50 is assessed for associate degree candidates and a fee of $75 is assessed for baccalaureate degree candidates. This fee covers the cost of the degree audit (i.e., determining that all academic requirements have been met), the cost of the diploma, and academic regalia.
Participation in the Commencement ceremony is a requirement for undergraduate degrees. Any request for exceptions must be communicated in writing and approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.