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Graduation Information

Graduation procedure

Students need to apply for graduation within the first few weeks of the semester in which they intend to graduate. Graduating students must come by the Undergraduate Advisement Office (DMSB 301) and complete an AS-126 form.  The "Application for Degree or Certificate" form will be reviewed by an adviser and will be submitted on your behalf to the Registrar's Office.

Graduation With Honors (From 2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin)

Graduation with honors will be based on a cumulative GPA calculated on the basis of all work for college credit, including any attempted at other institutions at any time. This calculation will include all courses attempted, not just those submitted in fulfillment of graduation requirements. Honors designators are determined at the time of graduation and may not be applied retroactively. In addition, students with overall honors must show a GPA at USC that meets the level specified for the honors being sought. The following designations indicate a consistently high level of academic achievement throughout the student’s entire academic career. To graduate with such honors, a student must have earned at least 60 credit hours applicable toward the degree in residence at the university, 30 credit hours for an associate degree. Courses taken by a transient student at other institutions, by correspondence, by examination or by exemption are not considered “in residence.”

Summa Cum Laude: a cumulative GPA of 3.95-4.00

Magna Cum Laude: a cumulative GPA of 3.75-3.949

Cum Laude:a cumulative GPA of 3.50-3.749