Student Administrative Services
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Worcester, MA 01609
Borger Academic Building
9 Washburn Square
Leicester, MA 01524
A student may participate in Commencement exercises if: he/she expects to complete outstanding program course work of not more than one course (up to four credits), is achieving a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 based on previous semester grades, and is meeting all other requirements. The degree will be mailed to the student following completion of all requirements.
Students who plan to participate in the Commencement ceremony must complete a cap and gown order form, available at the Office of Student Affairs or the Office of the Registrar.
Honors designations for recognition at Commencement are determined using the CGPA earned at the end of the semester prior to the last semester of enrollment before graduation. CGPA requirements for honors are not rounded.
(typically the seventh semester of full-time enrollment):
Cum Laude: CGPA Range 3.50-3.69
Magna Cum Laude: CGPA Range 3.70-3.89
Summa Cum Laude: CGPA Range 3.90-4.00
(typically the third semester of full-time enrollment):
Honors: CGPA range 3.50 – 3.69
High Honors: CGPA range 3.70 – 3.89
Highest Honors: CGPA Range 3.90 – 4.00
Commencement information will be posted at www.Becker.edu under Events.
Students should apply for their degrees at the time they meet the requirements. Students applying for the associate’s degree at the same time the bachelor’s degree is awarded may only be recognized in the program for degrees and honors relevant to the period covered by that Commencement. For example, an associate’s degree for which the student met the requirements at the end of the spring 2011 semester will not be included in the 2012 Commencement, regardless of whether the student chose to be recognized in 2011 or not. However, the degree may still be awarded.