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Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 (old site)

CatalogAcademic RegulationsGraduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

For the completion of a graduate degree program, an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required for graduation. To calculate the average, all grades except “S” and “U” will be counted in all courses that are attempted. All courses in the student’s approved program of study must be completed. Students must be enrolled at Fayetteville State University during the semester during which they graduate. For students in Master’s Degree Programs, courses cannot be older than six (6) years at the time of graduation. For students in the Doctoral Degree Program, courses cannot be older than eight (8) years at the time of graduation. Students must apply for graduation the semester prior to the semester they plan to graduate and must pay the required graduation fee. Students cannot graduate with an “I,” “IP,” or “U” on their transcripts; all requirements to remove these grades must be met before graduation. For a graduate certificate program, an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required for completion.

Procedures to Verify and Clear Students for Certificate Completion

Clearing Students for Certificate Completion

  1. Department chair will send clearance form to the Dean; the Dean will review and forward the form to the Registrar's Office.
  2. The Registrar's Office will verify the student's record based on the catalog requirements.
  3. If the student meets all the catalog requirements, the Registrar’s Office will notify the dean, the department chair and/or coordinator (director) and close out the student for said certificate.
  4. If the student does not meet all the catalog requirements, the Registrar’s Office will notify the dean, the department chair and/or coordinator (director) and wait for the necessary documentation.
  5. If the student meets all the catalog requirements, the Registrar’s Office will notify the dean, the department chair and coordinator/director that the student has met all the requirements, as outlined in the Catalog. The Dean's Office will send a final email to the Registrar’s Office to approve the award of the certificate. The Dean’s Office will notify the student via email to pay the required certificate printing fee and also to verify their mailing address on file.
  6. Students will pay $35.00 certificate printing fee.
  7. The Registrar’s Office will print certificates and send to the student’s mailing address on file.

Certificate Completion Dates

To ensure consistency in certificate completion dates and to better monitor when students graduate, the certificate completion dates will be aligned with the published end of term graduation dates. That is, the certificate completion date will be at the end of the term of enrollment, regardless of when a student completes her/his required courses.

Catalog Requirements

The courses that are listed on a student’s clearance form must align with the catalog requirements. If there are any deviations from the catalog requirements, department chairs/coordinators/directors must submit course substitutions, waivers etc., through the normal approval process.

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