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Commencement Information

A student may participate in Commencement exercises if: s/he is within two courses, or up to seven (7) credits, of completing degree requirements. The student must also have a cumulative grade of at least 2.00 (as of the previous semester) and must be meeting all other requirements. Following the completion of all degree requirements the student’s graduation will be officially recorded on his/her transcript and the diploma will be mailed to the student. Becker College confers degrees three times a year: May 20, August 20, and December 20. Diplomas will not be backdated.

Academic Distinction

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.

Bachelor Candidates

(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

Associate Candidates

(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


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