A candidate for a degree or certificate must complete an Application for Degree or Certificate through Academica no later than the fifth week of classes of the semester in which he or she expects to complete the requirements for the degree. Consult the university academic calendar for dates. Please note that students applying for both a degree and one or more certificates are required to file separate applications for each.

If an Application for Degree or Certificate was filed for a previous term in which the student did not graduate, a new application must be completed no later than the fifth week of classes of the semester in which the degree requirements will be completed.

The university holds two commencement ceremonies annually: in December for spring/summer and fall graduates and in May for winter and spring/summer graduates. Information concerning commencement, caps and gowns, invitations, tickets, location, assembling, and other relevant items can be found on the university's commencement page at:

Students are reminded to ensure that an up-to-date Plan of Work is on file in order to prevent a delay in the graduation process. In order to be eligible for graduation, students must have:

  • completed all courses included on the Plan of Work.
  • completed the required number of credit hours.
  • obtained at least a 3.00+ grade point average.
  • completed the Graduation Assessment.
  • completed the degree requirements by the six year deadline.

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For more information about applying for graduation, please visit