Frequently Asked Questions
- When should I start thinking about graduation?
- What do I look for in Degree Audit?
- What if I don't have a "Pending (Anticipated Complete)" status?
- How do I apply for graduation?
- How do I know if I can walk at Commencement?
- Does walking across the stage mean that I graduated?
- What if I am completing my DMM certificate?
- When will I receive my diploma?
When should I start thinking about graduation?
As pre-registration approaches for your final year, review your Degree Audit. Generally speaking, you will need to figure out if your remaining courses can reasonably be completed in the upcoming year. Your advisor will assist you with making this determination. Course availability, repeating of courses, and minimum grade or credit requirements must be taken into consideration.
What do I look for in Degree Audit?
Check your program status. "Pending (Anticipated Complete)" means as an enrolled, current student you have all of your completed classes PLUS all your current classes PLUS any pre-registered/registered future term classes in place. In the credits portion of the report (just below "Program Status") you should see "0.00" under the "Remaining" column.
What if I don't have a "Pending (Anticipated Complete)" status?
A program status of "In Progress" means something is missing. Look for anything in your Degree Audit report that has a notation of "Not Met," "1 course needed," and/or any number other than "0.00" under credits "Remaining." Sometimes completed/pending courses have not been applied where needed as fulfilling a requirement. This is especially true if you are transfer student. Transfer courses don't always exactly "match" required courses. (Check with your advisor or certifying officer. They can help you with a course substitution or waiver if necessary.) Of course it may be that you do have additional courses or credits to take.
How do I know if I can walk at Commencement?
If you are an August graduate, you must
only need to complete 6 credits or less (2 courses) beyond the spring
semester. You need to complete a
Permission to Walk
form signed by your advisor. For December graduates, your requirements
will be completed at the end of the fall semester which allows you to
walk in the upcoming May ceremony.
Does walking across the stage mean that I graduated?
No walking only means that you participated in the University Commencement Ceremony. If we have not received your finals grades for all courses, including internships and study abroad, or any outstanding transcripts from other colleges, then all requirements have not been met. Degrees are awarded only after all required courses are completed with minimum required credits and grades earned and posted for all courses. Degrees are only conferred in May, August or December.
What if I am completing my DMM certificate?
If you have completed DMM 611, 647 and an approved DMM elective for the DMM certificate click here, fill out the application and return it to the DMM office for the approval of the program director.
If you've completed DMM 625, 624 and an approved DMM elective for the Business Continuity Certificate, please click here. Fill out the application and return it to the DMM office for the approval of the program director.
You will receive your diploma approximately 8 to 10 weeks after graduation.