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Graduation Requirements

Students who have officially matriculated into a College within the University may graduate and qualify to receive a degree upon meeting the listed requirements:

  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  2. Complete the required courses mandated by the designated degree program and earn the total credits as stated by the College.
  3. Earn the last 30 semester upper-division credits in residence at the University.
  4. Complete all general education and major requirements for the degree.
  5. Remove all incomplete grades by the published deadlines.
  6. Complete all directed study, research, or independent study credits by the published deadlines in the course syllabus.
  7. File an application for graduation by the published deadline.
  8. Meet all financial obligations.


Classification of students

Academic standing is computed by dividing the total number of quality points by the total hours attempted by a student. Continuance and promotion from one academic classification to another are based on completion of the following number of credit hours: 


Credit Hours


0 – 30


31 – 60


61 – 90


90 – 120

Full Term Status
Students may apply for full-time, part-time or per diem study. The minimum academic load for a full-time student is 12 semester credit hours or at least 96 hours of remedial study in a semester. The maximum load is 18 hours; additional courses beyond 16 hours require the approval of the Dean. The approval shall be dependent upon the superior academic achievement of the student. Other than by special permission, first-year students are limited to 16 credit hours. The course load for a student on academic probation is 12 credit hours. Part-time study allows a student to take up to 9 credits or 48 hours of remedial study in a semester. Per Diem study is available for students who are auditing classes, non-degree seeking and/or taking 6 credits or less within an academic year.

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