Please contact Student Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-280-0307 with any questions you may have regarding graduation.
Determine graduation eligibility
All students should be aware of the criteria to graduate and evaluate their own progress for program completion. To attain graduate status, all students must have a degree audit performed after the 12th course by the Registrar's Office and:
- be in good academic standing
- have completed all coursework within the specified degree program with a grade point average of 3.0 or above
- have completed all required internship hours confirmed by the Internship Review Committee
- have completed the Capstone Experience confirmed by the chair of the Capstone Committee with the certificate of completion of program requirements
- have completed the specified degree program within the maximum time frame allowed by the College
- have no outstanding payments due
- be in 'graduate status,' or anticipate a graduation date of no later than September 24, 2017 in order to participate in the 2017 Commencement and order regalia
Ed.D. students must successfully defend their dissertation at least 30 days prior to commencement. If the dissertation is not successfully defended for any reason, the candidate will no longer be able to participate in commencement.
If a graduation date is extended due to a change in enrollment or class progression to a date later than September 24, 2017, the student will no longer be eligible to participate in this year’s commencement.
Use the Degree Map
The Degree Map feature located under the My Academics menu in MyACE Student Portal will help you evaluate how many more courses you must complete before you have met the requirements for your degree.
Confirm diploma information
To view and update your record for accuracy, log into the MyACE Student Portal. Under Personal Information, you can update your address, phone number and email.
First and middle names may be complete or initialed, but must match your name in the student portal. Omission of first name is acceptable. Last names should match your last name exactly in the MyACE Student Portal.
Suffixes, such as Sr., Jr., III, etc., may be used if included in the student portal and documented in the student record on the student's original application, a transcript from another school, or a Certificate of Birth.
Hispanic maternal surnames may be included if documentation is provided to the Registrar's Office for the student record. Proper documentation is a copy of a Certificate of Birth showing the maternal surname, or on the student's original application.
Hyphenated maiden-married last names may be used, provided the student's file and student portal have documentation to verify the names. A Change of Student Information Form accompanied by a Certificate of Marriage will be required if a name change has not been processed since the marriage. In all cases, verification will be based on information in the student portal and the Registrar's Office student's record and not on information provided verbally or only via emails to Student Services.
Neither titles nor degrees previously earned will be included as part of a graduate's name on a diploma.
A diploma may be ordered with a new name in expectation of a name change. If this is done, the diploma will not be delivered until an official Change of Student Information Form is provided to the Registrar's Office with supporting documentation. Any re-printing of a diploma caused by this type of order will be charged to the student.
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