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Graduation Requirements and Procedure
Degree candidates must complete an electronic application for degree (eDegree Application) with the Office of the Registrar by the end of the second week of the term/semester in which degree requirements will be met. The commencement ceremony is held once yearly at the end of spring semester. Attendance at the commencement ceremony is optional. Students registered for courses that complete their degree requirements may participate in commencement exercises. This includes the student’s spring term, summer session, and up to 16 credits of fall term registration. Any student who has outstanding indebtedness to the University in the amount of $100 or more shall not be allowed to graduate.
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Candidates for the associate or bachelor’s degree who earn a 3.75 GPA graduate with distinction; those with a 3.90 GPA graduate with high distinction. The honor is recorded on the student’s academic record and diploma.
Students who have completed 60 or more degree requirement credits for the baccalaureate degree or 33 or more degree requirement credits for the associate degree from UMC have honors computed only from the cumulative GPA at UMC. Students who have completed less than 60 degree requirement credits for the baccalaureate degree or less than 33 degree requirement credits for the associate degree from UMC receive similar distinction if their cumulative record and record at UMC each meet the requirements.
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