Candidates for graduation should apply to the Registrar's Office two regular semesters prior to the anticipated completion of graduation requirements.
How to Apply
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Candidates are notified of remaining degree requirements approximately four to eight weeks after applying for graduation.
The final responsibility for being informed about and adhering to graduation requirements rests with the individual student.
To see graduation requirements for a Master's degree, please refer to the individual program in the Academic Catalog.
To be eligible for a bachelor's degree, students must satisfy the following requirements:
Graduating With Honors
Honors noted in the Commencement program are based upon the grade point average at the end of the spring semester. Honors designations noted in the program are subject to change based on the calculation of final grade point averages for students attending May and Summer terms.
1. Students Who Started at Westminster College Before Fall 2010
Honors are awarded to undergraduate students only upon graduation and are determined as follows:
Undergraduate students can achieve honors in two ways:
Completing 60 hours of course work at Westminster with letter grades and achieving a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 or higher (as noted above).
Transferring in with a transfer cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above and completing 35 hours of course work at Westminster with letter grades and achieving a 3.50 or above Westminster cumulative GPA. Note: The Registrar will re-calculate grade point averages from all institutions and will include any recently taken course work to determine your final transfer grade point average.
2. Students Who Started at Westminster College in Fall 2010 or later:
Honors are awarded to undergraduate students who complete 60 hours of coursework at Westminster with letter grades and who meet the following criteria:
*Eligible students are undergraduate students who complete 60 hours of coursework at Westminster with letter grades.
The grade point averages necessary to meet honors criteria are based on the previous year's graduating class GPA. The GPAs required to receive honors for graduation is determined after the entire class has been graduated in August and are published at the beginning of the Fall semester.
Note: Students who started school at Westminster prior to Fall 2010, but later elect a newer catalog because of new academic policies or new academic programs not previously offered, will be allowed to use the honors policy in effect when they started school.