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Graduation Walk-Through Policy

Downers Grove, IL Campus

A walk-through candidate is defined as a student who has not satisfied academic requirements for a particular degree, but will complete all academic requirements for the degree within one quarter immediately following the official scheduled end of the academic program for his/her class.

All degree candidates for graduation and graduation walk-through candidates must be approved sequentially by the College/Program faculty, College Dean, Faculty Senate, President, and Board of Trustees.

  1. College faculty approve the lists by delegating this function to the college'/program's Academic Review or Promotions Committee.
  2. The Academic Committee of the Midwestern University Board of Trustees is responsible for reviewing and approving the list before the list is presented to the Board of Trustees.

A walk-through candidate must submit an official request to participate in a graduation ceremony and the request must be approved by the Dean four weeks prior to the ceremony.

The Dean may grant late submission of a Walk-Through Request due to unforeseen circumstances.

A graduation walk-through candidate will not receive a diploma until he/she has successfully completed all academic requirements for graduation.