Application for Graduation
December and Winterim graduates must submit an application for graduation during Schedule Selection in the fall semester one year in advance of their intended date. May and summer graduates must submit an application for graduation during Schedule Selection in the spring semester one year in advance. All course substitutions should be submitted at this time. All CLEP and ICE testing should be completed prior to earning 60 semester hours.
The college holds commencement ceremonies in May and December. Graduates will participate in the commencement program immediately following their final semester. Students must complete all requirements for graduation, including course work, Student Ministries, senior interviews/orals, required testing and academic and financial stipulations to participate in commencement. Students who complete their degree requirements in Winterim participate in the May commencement. Students who complete their degree requirements in Summer School participate in the December commencement.
Students must complete all graduation requirements before participating in the commencement program. It is the students’ responsibility to work with their advisors and the degree audits provided by the Registrar’s Office to ensure that they complete all requirements for graduation. Students will order their caps and gowns through the college bookstore during their final semester. Students will be contacted by the Registrar’s Office prior to graduation with necessary information concerning commencement activities. Only those students who have completed all academic requirements will be permitted to participate in commencement. Diplomas and transcripts will only be released to those students who satisfy all financial obligations to the college.