When should I request a graduation check?
You should contact your advising office to request a graduation check once you have registered in courses for your last semester. Please note that the Arts & Science Student Program Services office does not do program or graduation checks during the first two weeks of the semester. You should have a graduation check completed well in advance of the start of your last semester.
How do I apply for graduation?
Current students apply for graduation online via the Bridge. Click on "Graduation" under the "Registrar's Office and Student Services" tab to access the Application for Graduation.
If you are not a current student, you must apply for graduation using the Application for Graduation form. This form needs to be submitted to the Registrar's Office. Please contact the Registrar's Office to arrange payment (see below).
When do I have to apply for graduation?
If you are apply for the Fall convocation ceremony, you must submit your application before August 1. If you are applying for the Spring conovocation, the deadline to submit your application is March 1. If you are completing your last course in the Fall semester and want this noted on your official record, you need to submit your application before November 1.
There are other deadlines for submission of documents to support an application for graduation and for withdrawing your application for graduation. See the Registrar's Office website for these and other important dates and deadlines.
Do I have to pay to apply to graduate?
Effective Spring 2012 convocation, students applying to graduate must pay a $25 non-refundable graduation fee to the Registrar's Office.
What happens after I apply for graduation?
Your application for graduation initiates the official graduation checks in the appropriate Advising/Dean's office. Once it has been confirmed that you have completed all of your degree requirements, the Council for your faculty will meet to approve the graduation list. In order to be approved for graduation you must have all outstanding fees (tuition, library, housing, etc.) paid by the appropriate deadline.
The Faculty of Arts & Science will normally only contact students regarding their application for graduation if a problem has been identified. No news is good news! The Registrar's Office will send out convocation information to all applicants as convocation nears and you can check the status of your application for graduation online via the Bridge.
What are "Distinction" and "Great Distinction"?
Undergraduate degrees with Distinction or Great Distinction are conferred upon studnts who have displayed outstanding academic performance during their undergraduate degree programs.
Arts and Science students are awarded their degree "With Distinction" if they have an Award GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 and "With Great Distinction" if they have an Award GPA of 3.75 or higher.
For the purposes of awarding degrees, the Faculty of Arts and Science calculates the award grade point average as a combined GPA of all U of L and transfer course grades, with A+ grades as 4.3 grade points.
Where can I find more information on Convocation?
You can visit the Registrar's Office website for more information on policies and what to expect at your convocation.
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