Confirmation of Graduate Degrees

Date Implemented: January 29, 2008

A Degree is granted at the Graduate level and conferred on the date of the last day of the term for Fall, January, Spring and Summer terms. Exceptions to these dates are made for students that have completed all requirements for graduation in a Doctoral Program. The degree date for doctoral students will be the date that they satisfactorily complete all degree and University requirements.

A degree is conferred only when the student has successfully met all Banner Degree requirements and the student's requirements are officially reflected in the system.

Additional exceptions to the graduation date policy will be made only by petition to the Dean and Director of the college or program and with the Dean's and Director's approval of the date exception.

Important Note: In the absence of a more stringent policy at the school or college level the University Graduate Academic Policies apply. Should a graduate program not have a specific policy or should there be omissions or gaps in the policy for a specific graduate school program, the University Graduate Policy shall govern.

The Graduate Academic Policies are the responsibility of the Graduate Curriculum Committee Convener. For additions or revisions contact