A graduation clearance is an agreement between the student, the student’s faculty advisor, and the Registrar showing the courses needed to complete a degree. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. A clearance should be completed approximately one year, but no less than three terms, prior to graduation.

A petition for graduation must be filed at the Records Office no later than the deadline specified in the current academic calendar to avoid additional fees. A clearance for graduation form must be completed before the petition and graduation fees are accepted.

Attendance at commencement is optional. A petition must be filed and the graduation fee must be paid before the degree will be conferred or a diploma issued.

Commencement exercises are held in May of each academic year. Conferral of your degree is contingent upon the successful completion of all graduation requirements as noted in the catalog. In order to participate in the commencement exercises, the student must have earned the requisite credits or be currently enrolled in their remaining required courses immediately prior to Commencement.