Graduation Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees
To graduate, students must meet all College and departmental requirements as described in this catalog. Where applicable, students must also meet certain specific academic requirements as posted by academic departments.
Graduation is contingent on the following:
- Satisfactory completion of the required credits for the program.
- A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.5.
- A minimum of 50% of the required course credits for a major must be earned at Fei Tian College.
Graduation with a second baccalaureate degree requires completion of a minimum of 30 semester credits in addition to those required for the first degree and completion of all requirements for the second degree.
Graduation Honors for Baccalaureate Degrees
Seniors who have maintained a record of exceptional achievement during the duration of their degree program may be recognized with an honors designation upon graduation. The three levels of recognition are distinction, high distinction, and highest distinction. Specific criteria to graduate with honors are established by each department, which will rank its graduating students accordingly.
Application to Graduate
Fulfilling graduation requirements and formally applying to graduate is each student’s responsibility. Candidates for graduation must file an application to graduate with the Office of the Registrar in their penultimate semester of study. To ensure that all program requirements will be met, students should review their degree audit and make an appointment with their academic advisor at the Office of Academic Services.
Participation in Commencement Exercises
Commencement exercises are normally held once a year for each campus. Participation in commencement exercises is limited to students in good standing who either (1) have completed all graduation requirements since the previous commencement or (2) are within no more than 2 courses or 6 credits of the total required for graduation and are registered to complete these the following semester.