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Graduation for Graduate Students

Good Standing - Students must be in good standing in order to receive a graduate degree from Concordia University Wisconsin. To be in good standing, they must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Application for Graduation - The student’s application for graduation must submitted online no less than 10 weeks prior to commencement. The form is located on the student service.

Graduation Fee - A fee is assessed for all graduates to cover graduation expenses.

Commencement Participation - In order to participate in commencement, the student must have:

  1. Completed all coursework in the degree (or be in the process of taking the final class)
  2. Completed the application for graduation
  3. Paid the graduation fee

Graduation for Undergraduates

Concordia University confers the degree of Bachelor of Science on a student of good character who has met the following requirements:

  1. Accumulated a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better for all credited work completed at Concordia.
  2. Earned a minimum of 36 semester credits of academic work on campus, at least 12 of which should be in the major, and have spent the last two semesters in residence including the one immediately prior to graduation. Residence is defined as registration for course work.
  3. Filed application for candidacy before registering for the final semester.
  4. Satisfied any program specific requirements.
  5. Met all financial obligations to the University.
  6. Every candidate is expected to attend graduation exercises. Requests for excuse in extenuating circumstances should be directed to the Registrar.

Concordia University confers the degree of Associate in Arts on a student of good character who has met the following requirements:

  1. A cumulative grade point average of (2.00) or better for all credited work completed at Concordia University.
  2. Completed all necessary degree requirements for the program in which the student is enrolled.
  3. Spent at least two semesters in residence, including the one immediately prior to graduation. Evening division degree candidates need not meet residency requirements, but instead must complete a minimum of 18 semester hours of academic work on campus.
  4. Filed application for candidacy before registering for the final semester.
  5. Met all financial obligations to the University.
  6. Every candidate is expected to attend graduation exercises. Requests for excuse in extenuating circumstances should be directed to the Registrar. Students must be enrolled in sufficient course(s) during their final semester at CUW to anticipate receiving their degree.

Graduation for Accelerated Learners

Graduation The policies and procedures for graduation are as follows:

  1. Students apply for graduation by filling out the online Request to Graduate Form. The form can be found at: https://www.cuw.edu/Academics/requestgraduateforms.html
  2. The center creates a graduation list for the ceremony. Students will not be placed on the graduation list unless they are within 3 credits of completion by the date of the ceremony. Students on this list will have their name in the graduation bulletin.
  3. Graduation lists need to be submitted to the Registrar, by the Center, one week before the last day to apply for graduation (this date is available on the graduation website).
  4. All students on the graduation list will be charged the $55 graduation fee. This will happen on the last day to apply for graduation. After being charged, students may pay the graduation fee online or wait to be billed.
  5. When graduation tickets are required, they will be mailed directly to students who indicate they are attending. This will happen approximately one month before the ceremony.
  6. Once a student has completed all classes, the Center will forward the online Request to Graduate Form to the Registrar. At that time, the Registrar will post the graduation date and start the diploma process once this is received.

For the most current information: https://www.cuw.edu/Academics/graduation.html