Graduation and Commencement 2020-2021
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Candidates for an associate degree, diploma, or certificate must fulfill the general requirements of the program of study in which he/she is enrolled. Candidates must complete these requirements with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or above on all work completed at Fletcher and all work accepted as credit toward the fulfillment of the program requirements. In addition, candidates for an Associate of General Studies must complete the concentration area with a 2.5 grade point average.
Candidates must complete all graduation requirements as stated in the College catalog available to students on the College’s website. Candidates who are completing the highest exit level available in the program from which they are graduating must complete an exit exam to be eligible for graduation. Graduating students must be free of debt to the college. Graduating students must be approved by the faculty advisor, respective academic dean, the Vice Chancellor of Academics, and the Registrar’s Office.
A student graduating in a summer or fall semester should complete and submit a graduation application by the November 5, 2020 priority deadline. A student graduating in a spring semester should complete and submit a graduation application by the April 19, 2021 priority deadline. If a student does not plan to participate in the graduation ceremony but wishes to receive a certificate diploma, or degree, he/she is required to complete the application.
Once a graduation application has been submitted, the submission will be e-mailed to the appropriate program coordinator to verify a student’s eligibility to graduate.
A graduation ceremony is held once a year – in May – for summer, fall, and spring graduates. Candidates who submit applications are notified of the commencement ceremony by email. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that Student Affairs and Enrollment Services has his/her correct contact information. Candidates who wish to participate in the ceremony will need to purchase a cap and gown from the College’s bookstore.
Students are now able purchase their cap and gown online!
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