A student who has not satisfied academic requirements for a particular degree may seek permission to participate in a graduation ceremony for his/her program/college if the student will complete all academic requirements for the degree within the one quarter immediately following the official scheduled end of the academic program for his/her class.
To seek permission, the student must submit a formal, signed letter of request in writing to participate in the graduation ceremony. The letter should be addressed to the College Dean. The letter must state the reason for the request, a timeline for completion of all academic requirements for the degree which shows that all degree requirements will be met within the one quarter immediately following the official scheduled end of the academic program. The letter should be submitted no later than eight weeks prior to the official graduation date for his/her program/college. After the Dean receives the letter from the student, the following steps will be taken:
In all cases, students who walk through will not receive a diploma until all graduation requirements are completed.