Degrees are conferred by the university upon recommendation of the appropriate faculty. Degrees are conferred and diplomas issued at the annual commencement each May. A student who completes degree requirements in October or January may request a diploma in December or April, respectively. October and January diplomas may be obtained at the Office of the Registrar.

Diplomas are withheld if a student has a hold against his or her record.

It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that all the graduation requirements of the college, including certification of the major, have been fully met well before the expected date of graduation. For a personal academic degree audit evaluation, please visit the degree navigator. Student records are officially closed upon graduation. To participate in commencement ceremonies, a student must have successfully completed all degree requirements. Inquiries concerning graduation may be directed to the Office of Academic Services.

All candidates for graduation must complete a diploma application form online according to the following deadlines:

Degree Granted Application Deadline
October July 30
January October 15
May February 15

 Unless the application is filed by the appropriate date, the degree is not conferred and graduation is delayed.

Requests for diplomas to be mailed should be sent to the registrar as early as possible and should indicate the address to which the diploma should be mailed in July.


Graduating with Honors (Latin Honors)

Latin Honors will be awarded to graduates who have a cumulative Grade Point Average as follows:

                 Honors scale
3.500 - 3.699 Cum laude
3.700 - 3.849 Magna cum laude
3.850 - 4.000 Summa cum laude