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Requests for Early Commencement Participation

Students wanting to participate in Commencement ceremonies prior to the completion of their degree requirements must submit an email request to the Registrar's Office.  The following criteria (below) will be applied as guidelines to evaluate such requests:

  1. Request must be made by email to
  2. Request must be made before the close of final exam week in the semester before the Commencement ceremony in which the student is requesting to participate is scheduled
  3. Cumulative GPA is 2.50 or greater at the time of request
  4. Basic Skills (remedial) requirements have been successfully met at the time of request
  5. General Education requirements have been successfully met at the time of request
  6. All lower division degree requirements (100 and 200 level courses) have been met at the time of request
  7. Only 12 credit hours or less of upper division courses (300 or 400 level) to complete after early Commencement participation