Graduation FAQs

When should I complete my graduation application?

Is there a deadline for completing the graduation application?

What are the requirements to graduate from NCAS or UC-N?

What steps should I take to prepare for graduation?

I think I’m graduating with honors. What is the Latin Honors breakdown?

When will my diploma be ready for pick-up?

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When should I complete my graduation application?

Graduation occurs three (3) times per year:

January: For students who have completed all degree requirements by the end of FALL term

May: For students who have completed all degrees requirements by end of the SPRING term

October: For students who have completed all degree requirements by end of the SUMMER term

Only ONE Commencement Ceremony is held annually in May for ALL graduates

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Is there a deadline for completing the graduation application?

Yes. The deadline to the graduation application is as follows:

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

 

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What are the requirements to graduation from NCAS or UC-N?

In order to graduate from the Newark College of Arts and Sciences or University College-Newark all students must complete the following requirements:

1.      Successfully completing at least 120 academic credits.

2.      Successfully completing the college's core curriculum.

3.      Successfully completing one of the major programs of study.

4.      Successfully completing a second concentration.*

5.      Successfully completing the Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

6.      Successfully completing the Foreign Language requirement (does not apply to all students).

7.      Successfully earning a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

* students following the old General Education requirements (NCAS or UC-N) are not required to complete a second concentration.

To ensure that these requirements are met, students are encourage to meet with their academic and faculty advisors periodically.

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What steps should I take to prepare for graduation?

Review the graduation requirements to ensure that you will have all the requirements met by your targeted graduation date. You should schedule an appointment to meet with your academic advisor and faculty advisor 2-3 semesters before your targeted graduation date. 

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I think I’m graduating with honors. What is the Latin Honors breakdown?

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

Cum laude

3.500 - 3.699

Magna cum laude

3.700 - 3.849

Summa cum laude

3.850 - 4.000

The honors designation will be noted on your final transcript and diploma. 


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When will my diploma be ready for pick-up?

Diplomas are picked up from the Registrars’ Office or mailed home, if requested.

Graduation Date Diploma Availability
January April
May July
October December

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