Petitioning to Graduate
A student should complete a Graduate Petition or Undergraduate Petition form at the time of registration for his or her final term. Your "Graduation Candidacy Fee" will be automatically charge to your account after completing the appropriate number of hours by the main campus. All incomplete's must be completed by the end of the final term, or the graduation date will be postponed and the student will have to re-petition.
Graduate degrees are awarded at the end of every term: March, May, August, October, and December.
Undergraduate degrees are awarded at the end of every term: May, August, and December.
Diplomas and Transcripts
Diplomas are mailed from the Office of the Registrar at the end of every term for graduate students and at the end of every semester for undergraduate students. On average, students will receive their diploma six weeks after their degree is awarded. The student's account must be paid in full before the diploma will be mailed.
An unofficial copy of the transcript is sent to the student after completion of degree requirements. A student request for an official transcript must be in writing and directed to the Office of the Registrar. Request for Transcript forms are available from Charleston Metro site. Transcripts will be issued only if the student's account is paid in full. There is no fee for transcripts.
Graduate Academic Honors
The student who completes a graduate degree (including all required, elective, and transfer courses) while maintaining a minimum G.P.A. of 3.950 receives Graduate Academic Honors. Accelerated sequential degrees are excluded from this designation.
Undergraduate Academic Honors
University-wide academic honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude) are awarded to students who have a high grade point average across the curricula. Students' academic records must demonstrate excellence in a variety of academic disciplines, including upper-division work outside their field of study.
Charleston Graduation Ceremony
Graduation ceremony will be held in the North Charleston Performing Arts Center Thursday, May 23, 2013 @ 7:00 PM. Students who have graduated or will graduate in the same calendar year as the ceremony may participate. Students are encouraged to invite family and friends.
St. Louis Graduation Ceremony
Students may also attend the main campus ceremony held in May.
2014 Graduation (PDF)