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Graduation Check Sheets


Apply for Graduation

Graduation Requirements: In order to be granted graduation clearance the following is the student’s responsibility.

  • Your GPA must be 3.0 or above
  • If a course is being counted toward degree hour requirements  must have a grade or CR recorded.
  • Your DARS will assist you in completing the graduation check sheet.

Graduation Check Sheet Instructions:

  • You will need attach the Graduation CheckSheet to submit the online form.  The check sheet should list all of the courses that you have taken that meet your degree requirements. Be sure that you list courses by requirement, not by semester. Total hours must be at least 48 (30 for War and Peace).
  • Your forms must be turned in by the end of week 10 of the semester you intend to graduate (that is six weeks before finals week). Without your check sheet we can not confer your degree.
    • If you are graduating in the summer, you should turn in your forms by the beginning of the second to last week of classes for the full summer term (four weeks before Fall semester starts).
  • Once received, we will go over your check sheet and your student file to make sure that everything is in order. Please check your catmail frequently for messages from us. If you need to turn in a form or if we have questions we will email you. It is vitally important that you answer those emails in order to receive your degree.
  • If you have any questions about the process, email

Graduation Check Sheets:

African Studies Graduation Form and African Studies Graduation Check Sheet

Asian Studies Graduation Form and Asian Studies Graduation Check Sheet 

Latin American Studies Graduation Form and Latin American Studies Graduation Check Sheet

Communication and Development Studies Graduation Form and Communication and Development Studies Graduation Check Sheet   

International Development Studies Graduation Form and International Development Studies Graduation Check Sheet

War and Peace Studies Graduation Form and War and Peace Studies Graduation Check Sheet

Internships: Students completing an internship must have the internship packet forms completed, signed and on file to receive credit. If you registered for INST 6910 an internship experience paper must be submitted following the internship guidelines. 5 hours can be counted toward degree requirements.

Service Learning Project: ComDev students must document a successful experience to the Program Director. The student requests the supervisor of the project to send an email or letter stating such to the Program Director. A grade is given once this documentation has been received.

Capstone Requirement: Students must successfully complete one of the three options:

  1. Final Comprehensive Written Exam

    Comprehensive exams are taken in the student's last semester. Please contact your program director to schedule your exam. Latin American Studies students who sit for the written exam will also have an oral presentation.

  2. Professional Project

    Students will submit a final copy of the project. Attach the Project Evaluation form with appropriate signatures to the front. Also save a copy and submit along with the final product. The final project is due the 10th week of the semester.

  3. Thesis

Students will need to submit the following:

  • Arrangements for Thesis Oral Defense
  • Report of Oral Thesis Defense with appropriate signatures
  • Evaluation Forms signed by the committee and Program Director
  • Submit the electronic thesis to the ETD Office in conjunction with their deadlines.

You cannot be cleared for graduation without the above forms completed and in your file.

If you have any questions as to whether you will be cleared for graduation, please check with your Program Director.