Degrees are awarded at the conclusion of the semesters in December and May, and also on August 1st. A formal application for the baccalaureate degree must be filed with the registrar by May 1 of the year preceding the year of planned graduation. An audit of the student's progress towards meeting degree requirements is available in the online degree audit system. It is the student's responsibility to see that the courses which are needed for graduation are included in his or her program of study.
Only those seniors whose current registration will bring them within 8 credits of completion of all degree requirements may participate in commencement exercises. It must be possible by normal registration for a student to gain the necessary credits by the date declared as the planned graduation date. Registration is normally defined as enrollment in courses at CSB/SJU. Remaining "I/F" grades from previous terms will be considered failures in the degree auditing process.
Any concurrent coursework from other colleges intended to fulfill graduation requirements requires proof of enrollment sent to the Registrar's Office by March 1st in order to be considered eligible to participate in commencement. An official transcript indicating satisfactory completion of the coursework must be forwarded to the Registrar's Office prior to a degree being granted. The date of receipt of an official transcript will impact the CSB/SJU graduation date.
Candidates for a degree must ordinarily be in residence for the two semesters immediately preceding commencement. "In residence" is defined as enrollment as a full-time student at CSB/SJU with a minimum of 12 semester credits. A student accepted as a degree candidate who has completed the residence requirement, but lacks credits or coursework required for graduation may transfer up to 8 credits from another accredited institution of higher education to complete the degree or an additional major or minor. Students who intend to complete degree requirements in this manner must obtain prior written approval from the Academic Advising Office (for Common Curriculum requirements) or their department chair (for major requirements). See also "Studies at Other Colleges" or consult the registrar.