Graduation is an important milestone in a student’s life. It is the culmination of years of study and hard work. Please read the following information as you prepare to graduate.
What are the overall requirements for graduation?
General College Requirements
- Completion of at least 128 credit hours (credits), including at least 44 credit hours of upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses, with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00, both on an overall basis and in those courses that meet major requirements.
- At least 30 of the last 36 credit hours of academic work toward the degree must be St. Mary’s courses.
- The Core Curriculum requirements.
- The requirements for a major field of study.
- Good standing with respect to the Code of Student
What is Experiencing Liberal Arts in the World (ELAW)?
Experiencing Liberal Arts in the World will bridge the gap between the academy and the world beyond, transcending the theory-praxis divide and giving extra meaning to their academic courses by applying their developing knowledge base to life experiences outside the boundaries of the college campus. There are four general options for satisfying the Experiencing the Liberal Arts in the World requirement:
- Study Abroad
- Independent Study or Directed Research With a Community Focus
- Experiential or Service Learning
All students must complete CORE350, which is a zero-credit course that indicates ELAW has been fulfilled.
How much is graduation Fee?
Can I change the name that is on my diploma?
When I look online it only has my middle initial for my name, can I make changes like this on my diploma?
Do my transfer classes count in my GPA?
Do my transfer credits count for Latin honors?
How do repeated courses work?
If it is not indicated in the college catalog that a course may be repeated for credit and you take the course again, the most recent course will be the course that counts on your transcript. A course that is being repeated is not indicated as such on your transcript until grades have been submitted at the end of the semester. Please keep this in mind as you calculate your credits, especially if you are in your last semester.
- You are in your last semester and you decide to retake COSC130 for a better grade.
- You are taking exactly 16 credits, including COSC130, to get to the total credit limit of 128 credits.
- The first time you took the course you received a C-. At the end of the semester you receive an A in the course.
- The A now replaces the C- and you lose the credits from when you took the course the first time.
- Because you did not factor in the repeated course, you are now 4 credits short for graduation.