To qualify for graduation, students must meet all University and departmental requirements as stated in the University catalog. Students must fulfill catalog requirements in effect at the time of matriculation; however, students may elect to move to a later catalog year. Students may not split requirements from multiple catalog years. It is the responsibility of the student to fulfill all requirements for graduation. Careful consultation with an academic advisor is strongly encouraged.
Degrees are conferred in May, August, or December. Participation in a commencement ceremony does not confer a degree. Diplomas and final transcripts may be withheld for any graduate with unresolved financial obligations or non-compliance with federal financial aid regulations.
The academic record of anyone receiving a degree is closed three months after the end of the semester. Any changes to the academic record must be made by this date.