Graduation Requirements (Policy AA-8)

Students are responsible for initiating the action to conclude their college degree work by completing the Clarkson College Graduation Application.

Students must fulfill all of the following requirements for graduation to be eligible for the awarding of a certificate and/or degree.

  1. Candidacy for graduation has been approved;
  2. All academic requirements have been met;
  3. Financial obligations have been met


The completed application must be submitted to the Registrar’s office one semester prior to the semester of graduation according to the following timeline:

  1. No later than the 10th week of the fall or spring semester or
  2. No later than the 4th week of the summer semester prior to the semester of graduation

The Registrar's office will initiate a graduation audit after receiving the student's application for graduation. The audit is emailed to the student and their academic advisor is copied.

Students who are not passing their required courses by Monday of the week of graduation (5 business days prior to commencement) will not be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony; cap and gown fees will be non-refundable. Students will be notified by their program director.

The Registrar’s office will not send information nor correspond with any licensing agency, certification program, or credentialing center regarding program completion until all of the above obligations have been met.

A signed diploma will be issued upon verification of successful completion of all course work, program requirements, and when all financial and academic obligations have been met.