Students are required to submit a graduation application in order to graduate, to be conferred a degree, and/or to participate in Commencement exercises in May. Graduation application deadlines for the three degree conferral dates offered at SCU are as follows:
- December 30 Graduation (Commencement ceremony participation may be allowed in the following May): August 30
- May Commencement Date Graduation: November 30
- August 1 Graduation (Commencement ceremony participation may be allowed in the preceding May): November 30
If a student is lacking more than 18 credit hours (9 for graduate students) at the time of application, the student's advisor will be contacted by the registrar's office to confirm the accuracy of the graduation date. If after the advisor reviews the student's degree audit, it is confirmed that the student is not able to graduate by the time indicated on the application, the graduation application will be denied and deleted from the application database. The student will be required to submit a new application, reflecting the accurate graduation date.
If the student does not complete requirements by the time indicated on the graduation application (e.g. if the student fails a class), a new graduation application will need to be submitted, even if the student has already participated in Commencement. There will not be an additional graduation fee applied, but the application is necessary for internal tracking.
Concessions are made for undergraduate students to participate in Commencement if they are lacking 9 or fewer credit hour . However, their graduation application should still reflect the accurate graduation date following the Commencement in which they participate. Students may not participate in more than one Commencement ceremony. Additionally, once a student's name appears in a Commencement program (meaning they have been given an opportunity to participate in a Commencement), they will not be allowed to participate in another Commencement, even if they did not participate in the Commencement in which their name appeared in the program. Any exceptions will have to be approved by the Provost by a written appeal. Therefore, it is very important to advise students accurately as to their graduation application and participation in Commencement.
Students may cancel Commencement participation up to one week prior to the Commencement date. After that, their name will appear in the program.
More details about the Graduation Application can be found at the Graduation Application link.