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All students must complete the following to apply for degree conferral and participate in commencement.
1. Complete a minimum of 52 quarter hours.2. Earn a minimum of 2.7 cumulative grade point average and earn grades of C- or better in all coursework.3. Apply for degree conferral for the quarter in which you anticipate completing your requirements. Apply via Campus Connect (Student Center tab>My Academics>Apply to Graduate). You do not qualify for degree conferral and you cannot participate in the commencement ceremony without submitting a degree conferral application. There is no application fee.Conferral DeadlinesNovember (autumn) October 1stMarch (winter) January 15thJune (spring) February 1stAugust (summer)* July 15th4. The College Office will contact students with information regarding cap and gown ordering. There is no formal RSVP to the ceremony.5. Review additional commencement information online via the >university commencement website.
* August conferral applicants who wish to participate in the June commencement ceremony must apply for degree conferral, RSVP for the ceremony and order their cap & gown by the first of May.
Graduation With DistinctionDistinction is conferred upon a student who has maintained a 3.75 cumulative grade point average or higher.
Students can pick up your cap and gown reservations at Commencement Kick-Off held the second Monday and Tuesday of the month in June, on the Lincoln Park Campus from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You must pick up your cap and gown on campus prior to commencement. If you will be unable to pick up your cap and gown, you may send a designee with a letter indicating your permission. Please include your name and student ID number.