Graduate Students: Graduation Information
Any graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 shall be placed on academic probation. Students on probation may take up to nine additional credits in the graduate program in which they have been admitted.
Failure to bring the cumulative GPA to 3.0 or higher by the completion of the additional nine credits will result in dismissal from the program and from Seattle Pacific University. In addition, a graduate student cannot graduate with a cumulative GPA below 3.0.
Information on Academic Probation can be found in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the Graduate Catalog.
The application is available from the graduate advisor. The form will be forwarded to Student Academic Services so that mailings regarding Commencement can be sent out during Spring Quarter. Degrees are awarded when the department notifies SAS that all requirements are complete. Diplomas will be mailed approximately six weeks after the degree is posted.
During the ceremony, you’ll receive a diploma cover. Spring Quarter graduates should receive diplomas by mid-September; Summer Session graduates will receive theirs by mid-December. Diplomas will be released when all financial obligations to the University — fines, etc. — are met.
This honor is awarded to candidates who will graduate from Seattle Pacific by the end of Summer Session, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above, and demonstrate outstanding scholarship, service to the community, leadership, and future potential.
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