Petitioning to Graduate
A student should complete a Petition to Graduate at the time of registration for his or her final term. Prior to degree completion, students are assigned a non-refundable $50 graduation candidacy fee. All incompletes 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.
Petitions to Graduate can be picked up from Student Services at both Orlando locations.
As the petition is a duplicate form, it cannot be faxed or emailed to students.
Graduate degrees are awarded at the end of every term: March, May, August, October,
Undergraduate degrees are awarded at the end of every semester: 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 eight 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 Student Services at both Orlando locations. 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 curriculum. Students'
academic records must demonstrate excellence in a variety of academic disciplines,
including upper-division work outside their field of study. Please see the Undergraduate
Catalog under Honors for specific criteria.
Orlando Graduation Ceremony
The Orlando Metropolitan Campuses hold a graduation ceremony every November. Students who have graduated or will graduate in the same calendar year as the ceremony may participate. Students are invited to bring up to 10 family and friends.
The ceremony for 2013 is November 2nd.
Caps and gowns are purchased from Celebration Time, who usually visits each campus in September. Dates for the campus visits will be posted under the Calendar of Events.
Download Orlando Graduation Information:
St. Louis Graduation Ceremony
Students may also attend the main campus ceremony held in May. Information on this ceremony is available at the following Web site: http://www.webster.edu/commencement.
Academic Programs Offered At Orlando:
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Health Administration
- MS in Finance
- MA in Business & Organizational Security Management
- MA in Counseling
- MA in Human Resources Management
- MA in Human Resources Development
- MA in Information Technology Management
- MA in Management & Leadership
- MA in International Business
- MA in Marketing