Graduation Procedures

Graduation Procedures

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Students entering East-West University for the first time are bound by the catalog of their year of entrance. If a student misses one academic year he/she will be considered as a re-entering student and is bound by the catalog of the year of re-entrance.

The graduation ceremony to award associate and bachelor’s degrees is held annually at the end of the spring quarter. The date of graduation stated on the diploma will be the end of the quarter date in which the student completes the degree requirements.

Bachelor’s degree seeking students who have earned 135 quarter hours or more and associate degree seeking students who have earned 45 quarter hours or more will be notified during the summer by the Registrar’s Office of their eligibility for graduation. The student must then contact during the fall quarter the appropriate program director who will complete a degree audit and will develop the graduation contract to be signed by the student. The contract will be submitted to the Registrar’s Office for review and forwarded to the program director for approval.

Only degree candidates may participate in the graduation ceremony. Every student graduating from East-West University must:

  • Meet the academic requirements of the program in which he/she is majoring.
  • Attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Pass all outcome measures required by the major field examination.
  • Fulfill the residency requirement.
  • Submit the Application for Graduation to the Registrar’s Office by the specificied deadline.
  • Clear all financial obligations to the University.

Graduating students who achieved cumulative GPA of 3.5, 3.75 and 4.0 will have their diplomas designated cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude respectively.