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Chapter III: Degree Requirements and Graduation Procedures, and the Academic Minor Option

Graduation Procedures

Students who have completed 90 hours Credit Toward Program (CTP) should submit the Diploma Application and Concentration Release Form for each concentration in the term preceding the one in which they expect to graduate. In this way students can have an audit of their degree requirements prior to registration for the final term.

Degrees are conferred in May, August, or December, though graduation ceremonies are held in May and December only. To qualify for graduation, a student must meet degree requirements and submit a completed Diploma Application to the Academic Advising Center in 1255 Angell Hall. At the same time, candidates for an A.B. or B.S. degree must submit a signed Concentration Release Form. The deadline for submitting these forms is four weeks after classes begin in a term (one week after classes begin in the Summer Half-Term). Students who meet the deadline will be listed in the Commencement Program, will have an expedient audit of degree requirements, and will be able to receive the diploma following approval of the final degree list (8-10 weeks after Commencement).

Students whose forms are received after the deadline but before the last day of classes in the term of expected graduation may still be considered for graduation but their degree certification cannot be processed as quickly and they should not expect to be included in the Commencement Program. The degree audit will be delayed. In some instances, it will be necessary to defer graduation.

Students who do not complete degree requirements in the term a Diploma Application has been filed must file a new Diploma Application in order to be placed on any subsequent degree list. Students who have met the degree requirements but have not yet been graduated may obtain a Verification of Graduation letter from the Academic Auditors in 1409 Mason Hall. Such a letter is usually acceptable as evidence that requirements have been met and a degree will be awarded.


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