A student must complete at least 120 units of study, of which at least 40 units must be completed at Azusa Pacific University, with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in order to receive his or her degree.

The responsibility for meeting all RN to BSN graduation requirements rests upon the individual student. Failure to meet deadlines will result in delayed posting of degree.

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 Graduate and Professional 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 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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