Expected Graduation Term
A student's expected graduation term is determined based on earned hours and current coursework in progress. The Office of the Registrar will email eligible students with an invitation to apply in the semester preceding their expected graduation. For example:
Apply to graduate: Fall 2022 --> Expected Graduation Term: Spring 2023
Apply to graduate: Spring 2023 --> Expected Graduation Term: Summer 2023
The application to graduate must be completed by the student by posted deadlines in the academic calendar in order for them to receive a timely graduation audit. Students cannot graduate without applying to graduate and receiving an official audit from the Office of the Registrar. Late applications may be considered and will incur a $25 late fee.
Graduation Application Process
Submission of a graduation application is a requirement for graduation. Completion of the graduation application prompts the Office of the Registrar to conduct a graduation audit. Following submission of your graduation application and registration for your final semester, our office will conduct a graduation audit and you will be notified (via Dominican email) if there are any deficiencies that impede your ability to graduate. If you are eligible to graduate, based on earned and currently enrolled coursework, a "Prospective Graduate" hold will be placed on your account and you will receive confirmation from our office by email that you are on track to graduate.
Graduation Audit Information
Upon submission of the graduation application, your academic record is thoroughly examined in the Office of the Registrar to determine if you will have completed all courses required for your degree by the end of your final term (based on earned and currently enrolled coursework). Your record will be reviewed to identify anything that may be missing from your core curriculum requirements, major and minor requirements, or total credit requirement. Based on the results of your graduation audit, one of the holds listed below will be placed on your account. Graduation audits are typically completed by the add/drop deadline of your final semester. This allows students time to make schedule changes within the add/drop period if any deficiencies are found. Students are encouraged to submit graduation applications early in the period between advance registration and the first day of classes to ensure their audit will be complete before the add/drop deadline.
= Prospective Graduate (you are tentatively on track to graduate. Add/drop/withdrawal form is required for any schedule change)
GD = Prospective Graduate/Deficient (a deficiency must be resolved to be eligible to graduate, this warning will allow for on line adds in order to resolve deficiency)
= Prospective Graduate/Incomplete (an incomplete must be resolved to be eligible to graduate. Add/drop/withdrawal form is required for any schedule change)
= Transfer Transcript Graduation (official transfer credit is needed to be eligible to graduate. Add/drop/withdrawal form is required for any schedule change)