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Applying for Graduation

All students, regardless of program or degree level are required to apply for graduation before the established deadlines. Applications for graduation that are submitted after the deadline will be subject to approval and may not be approved.

Awarding DateApplication DeadlineDeadline for Appeals
January (Fall/Winter)August 1stDecember 1st
May (Spring)December 1stApril 4th
August (Summer)March 1stJuly 1st

Students are able to submit this application online via the Graduation portal on My CedarCrest. It is highly recommended that students seek advisor approval before submitting this application.

Undergraduate Students Degree Requirements

  • Submission of a graduation application via MyCC
  • Completion of the Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC)
  • Completion of a major area of study
  • Minimum of 120 undergraduate credit hours
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.000 *select programs may have a higher requirement.

Graduate Students & Students Seeking Certification Degree Requirements

  • Submission of a graduation application via MyCC
  • Certification of Completion of a Program of Study *Handled by the Registrar’s Office

Participating in Commencement

Cedar Crest College only holds one commencement ceremony each year in May. Students graduating between the Fall prior and the Fall after are eligible to participate. Students are only eligible to participate in one ceremony per degree.

Graduating with Honors

Honors DesignationGPA Required
Cum Laude; With Honors3.550+
Magna Cum Laude; With High Honors3.650+
Summa Cum Laude; With Highest Honors3.800+

Only students whose degrees will be granted up to the ceremony will be eligible to receive an honors designation. GPAs for honors designations are calculated as of April 1st.