Residency Conference

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

The annual residency conference includes program-specific academic recognition ceremonies and a college-wide graduation ceremony.

Graduation Requirements--Academic

Master's Students

In order to participate in the academic recognition and graduation ceremonies, all master's degree students must have:

  1. completed all required courses or be enrolled in the final course of the program;
  2. completed or be on track to complete all capstone papers, capstone projects, or comprehensive examinations, if required by the specific degree program;
  3. earned a grade point average of 3.0 and accumulated no more than six (6) credits worth of C grades;
  4. fulfilled the Residency Conference requirements as noted above.

Participation in the academic recognition and graduation ceremonies is optional, but strongly recommended.

Bachelor's Students

Bachelor's degree-completion students desiring to participate in the June academic recognition and graduation ceremonies as part of the Residency Conference week must:

  1. completed all degree requirements or be currently enrolled in the final nine (9) or fewer degree credits at the time of graduation;
  2. be in good academic standing;
  3. satisfied all financial clearance requirements of the university by May 15.

In order to graduate you must complete all course requirements with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Participation in the academic recognition and graduation ceremonies is optional, but strongly recommended.

Graduation Requirements--Financial

Financial clearance with the University bursar by May 15 is a requirement for graduation. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have no outstanding bills with the University. This could include late fees, library fees, outstanding tuition, or residency conference guest charges. Students will be able to confirm financial clearance or outstanding bills before arriving at the residency conference and again during check in at the residency conference.

If you have questions about your graduation eligibility based on either academic or financial concerns, please immediately contact your Student Services Advisor who can assist you.