Students should apply for graduation at the beginning of the semester or summer term in which they expect to complete all requirements for the degree. Application deadlines are included in the academic calendar for each year. Application forms may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar. A fee is required as part of the application process. Students who are indebted to the University will not be allowed to participate in the commencement exercise. The degree will be posted, if earned, but the transcript and diploma will be withheld until the debt is paid.
Candidates for graduation in nursing are expected to complete the upper-division curriculum within five years of the initial admission date. The College of Nursing adheres to all general requirements and procedures of the University for graduation. In addition, students are eligible to apply for graduation when the following conditions are met:
Students may not graduate until completion of all degree requirements has been certified by the registrar and academic dean. Formal conferring of degrees and awarding of diplomas take place at the earliest commencement exercise following graduation. Commencement exercises are scheduled in May, August and December of each year. Participating students must wear appropriate academic attire. Graduating students who wish to receive their diplomas in absentia may do so by filing a request with the registrar at least one week prior to commencement.
The University has the right to rescind a previously granted degree if it becomes aware of information leading to the determination that the degree should never have been granted.