Graduation Requirements
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Graduation Requirements

Preparing for Graduation

Application Deadlines

University policy states that degree candidates must file an application for degree with the Office of the Registrar. 

Graduation Date

Deadline to File Application

May 3, 2019
February 18, 2019
August 10, 2018
June 11, 2018
December 14, 2018 September 28, 2018
May 3, 2019 February 18, 2019
August 9, 2019 June 24, 2019


Ceremony Participation Guidelines

All requirements for degree must be completed by the applied graduation date in order to participate in a ceremony.  

Other requirements and deadlines will be listed in the schedule of classes and furnished by the offices involved (i.e. senior exit exam test, major field test, etc.)..

Graduation Fees

You should pay the required graduation fee online through your AP OneStop Account during the semester in which you are graduating. The $25.00 fee for Associate degree candidates and the $30.00 fee for Bachelor's degree candidates and the $35.00 fee for Master's and Education Specialist degree candidates covers the processing fee and cost of your cap, gown, tassel, and diploma tube.

Senior Exit Exam & Major Testing

The Senior Exit Exam is required of all students receiving a bachelor's degree in ANY program. There is NO CHARGE for this exam. For more information, go to or call Decision Support and Institutional Research  at (931) 221-6184.
A Major Field Test is also required of students receiving a bachelor’s degree in certain programs. For more information, contact your advisor.

GPA Requirement for Undergraduates

In order to graduate you must have earned a 2.00 cumulative overall grade point average (excluding developmental course work) for your APSU, major and minor course work.

Transfer of Courses

If you anticipate completing any course(s) at another institution, the course(s) must be specified on a Course Work Approval Form filed with the Office of the Registrar.  It must include the selected course(s), dates of enrollment, institution, advisor/department chair approval and Office of the Registrar approval. An OFFICIAL transcript must be received from the institution immediately upon completion of the course(s).


Please notify the Office of the Registrar in writing of any changes in your graduation plans or address. You will be assessed a cancellation fee if you cancel/revise your application after the deadline.