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Graduation

In order to graduate, students must complete the required courses with an overall grade-point average of 3.0 or higher within five years of matriculation. This includes completing every required course with at least a C- or better. All courses taken within the School of Business and Management and applied toward the Online MBA degree must be taken for a letter grade, except for courses offered only on a Pass/Fail (P/F) basis.

Intent to Graduate

Graduation is not automatic upon completion of all coursework. Students who intend to graduate must complete an Intent to Graduate form and file it with the associate registrar in the Office of the Graduate Registrar at least 60 days prior to commencement.

Academic and Financial Clearance

All degree requirements must be met before academic clearance will be granted to participate in the commencement ceremonies. Financial responsibilities to the university must be satisfied before academic clearance will be granted.

Commencement Exercises

Commencement exercises are held at the end of the fall semester, the end of the spring semester, and the end of the summer session. The university president, by the authority of the trustees and on recommendation of the faculty, awards the degrees. Details regarding the exercises are mailed to prospective participants. In order to participate in the commencement exercises, all financial obligations to the university must be met.

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Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.