Preparing for Graduation
- Application Deadlines
- Ceremony Participation Guidelines
- Graduation Fees
- Senior Exit Exam & Major Testing
- GPA Requirement
- Transfer of Courses
University policy states that degree candidates must file an application for degree with the Office of the Registrar.
Deadline to File Application
|August 11, 2017||June 19, 2017|
|December 15, 2017||October 2, 2017|
All requirements for degree must be completed by the applied graduation date in order to participate in a ceremony.
- If you plan to participate in the December ceremony, all requirements for degree must be completed in December.
- If you plan to participate in the May ceremony, all requirements for degree must be completed in May.
- If you plan to participate in the August ceremony, all requirements for degree must be completed in August.
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.)..
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's 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.
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 http://www.apsu.edu/dsir/senior-exam/index.php 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.
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.
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.