Graduation Information

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 or 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.

Graduation Application

Graduating students are required to file an Application for Graduation. The application must be filed with the Registrar's Office according to published deadlines. At the time of application, a $25 fee is charged.

  • December graduates must file by August 1.
  • May and August graduates must file by January 1.

Failure to apply by the published deadlines may delay the evaluation and awarding of a student's degree. Students may apply online via WebXpress or complete the Application for Graduation Form available on the Registrar's Office portal page under the tab "Forms."

Graduation Ceremonies

Scheduled commencement ceremonies are held in May and December. Spring and summer graduates are invited to participate in the commencement ceremony in May. Fall graduates are invited to participate in the commencement ceremony in December. Summer graduates should be within six credits of degree completion prior to the start of the summer term to be eligible to participate in the May commencement. Students may only participate in one ceremony unless they are earning an additional degree.

Graduation with Academic Honors

Graduation honors are conferred upon those undergraduate students who achieve the following cumulative grade point average based on work done at Stevenson University.

Summa Cum Laude 3.90–4.00
Magna Cum Laude 3.70–3.89
Cum Laude 3.50–3.69

Students may only wear honor cords at commencement that are awarded from national academic honor societies. The official list of these organizations can be found in the Life at Stevenson section of this catalog.

Honors are not awarded for graduate degrees.

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