Degree Requirements and Commencement
A student is held solely responsible for reading, understanding, and complying with the degree requirements printed in the LMU Bulletin. Please click one:
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Even if a student does not wish to participate in commencement, the student must apply for a degree in the semester in which the student intends to graduate. This is true of the three degree-granting dates LMU uses: the Spring term (Commencement weekend), the Fall term (December 31), the Summer term (August 31).
Each student is responsible for meeting all of the degree requirements by the end of the term in which the student plans to graduate. The student should review the CAPP report thoroughly. If requirements are showing as not met, the student needs to take action to ensure that all degree and/ or course exceptions have been addressed and are correctly reflected in CAPP. A student should consult with the academic advisor to address any outstanding requirements before registering in the graduation term. One may also consult with the Academic Record Coordinator for the student’s college in the Office of the Registrar to gain understanding of the CAPP report.
Students are eligible to walk in the May Commencement ceremony only if they are
Cancellation of Degree
- an undergraduate student who has 12 or fewer semester hours to complete after Spring 2014,
- a graduate student who has 6 or fewer semester hours to complete after Spring 2014, or
- a doctoral candidate with approval from the doctoral office.
The following unmet or incomplete items on a student's record will result in cancellation of degree:
- All degree requirements are not met. This includes fieldwork, examinations, etc., that are completed after coursework is finished.
- All required coursework is not completed and/or outstanding paperwork is not submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the end of the term for which the degree is pending, including an Application for Degree for each degree being earned and all incomplete work.
- Any incomplete coursework is not finished and the grade is not received by the Office of the Registrar by the end of the term. This applies even if the Incomplete is for a course that is not required for a student’s major (e.g., an elective or any other class taken above and beyond those required for a student’s major).
- Official transcripts from other institutions and/or Transfer Course Approval forms are not received by the Office of the Registrar within 30 working days of the end of the term.
- The GPA does not fulfill stated minimum requirements. Specifically, Undergraduates cannot graduate with a cumulative GPA or a major GPA below 2.0. Master’s and Doctoral candidates cannot graduate with a cumulative GPA below 3.0.
Should a student’s degree be cancelled, it is the student’s responsibility to submit a new application for a subsequent term.