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Graduation Information

​​​​For more information on commencement ceremonies, visit our Commencement page.  For those needing information on the Mt. Pleasant area, visit our Coming to Campus​ page. For more information on Global Campus Graduation Reception, visit our Reception page.

​​​​​​All graduation requirements are available for review in the Bulletin. If you have q​uestions not addressed below, please contact your corresponding Global Campus Graduation Specialist at 800-950-1144.

​​If your last name begins with: Contact:
​A - GMary Theisen, ext. 7147
H - OLaura Dana, ext. 1922
P - ZPatricia Schafer, ext. 7145

Degree Requirement Deadlines

 

Undergraduate Programs

Application

Bachelor’s degree graduates must apply for graduation through the online application. There is no undergraduate graduation fee. Undergraduate certificate graduates must contact their Global Campus Graduation Specialist.

Application deadlines are as follows:

 

  • ​Dec. 1 for May graduation
  • April 1 for August graduation (no on-campus ceremony)
  • July 1 for December graduation

 

You must re-apply for graduation if you do not graduate in the original period applied to.

Graduating with Honors

To qualify for Honors you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • ​At least 45 hours of residence credit from Central Michigan University​
  • At least 45 hours of residence credit by the end of the previous semester
  • At least 33 hours of the 45 hours of residence credit were letter graded, i.e., I received a grade of A, B, C or D. (Up to 12 credits may have been graded on a Credit/No credit basis.)​
  • Total cumulative grade point average at the end of the previous semester was at least a 3.50. (You can confirm your total cumulative grade point average by checking your last grade report on CentralLink or you may calculate your grade point average using the GPA calculator).​

​​If you meet all of these criteria, you do not need to take any further action. Your name will automatically be placed on the list of graduates who will receive honors recognition. If you do not meet all of these criteria, you are not eligible to graduate with honors.​

Graduate Programs

Application

If you are graduating with a master’s degree, specialist degree, doctorate, or graduate certificate, you must apply for graduation through the online application

There is a $50 Graduation Application fee for graduate programs. Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Dec. 1 for May graduation
  • April 1 for August gradua​tion (no on-campus ceremony)​
  • July 1 for December graduation

You must re-apply for graduation if you do not graduate in the original period applied to.

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