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2021-2022 Student Handbook & University Policies 
    
2021-2022 Student Handbook & University Policies [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduation Degree Conferment Date Policy SA.040


LU Policy Number: SA.040

Effective Date: 03/01/21

Approval Date: 06/01/21

Revised Date: N/A

Purpose: To standardize degree conferment dates based on academic events rather than date of the last term attended.

Additional Authority: N/A

Scope: CGUS & COC

Approval Authority:

Responsible Authority: Office of the Registrar

Policy Title


Graduation Degree Conferment Date Policy

Policy Statement


To be eligible for graduation at Life University a student must meet all academic and administra- tive requirements of graduation. Academic requirements include, but are not limited to, all cata- log requirements, grade point average, exit exam, residency, clearance confirmations, and institu- tional credit hour residency requirements. Administrative requirements include all requirements laid out by the Office of the Registrar upon notification of graduation eligibility.

The Office of the Registrar determines a student’s degree conferment date by the last academic event on their record at Life University. Academic events may include:

  • Final Grades
  • Grade Changes
  • Test Credit
  • Transient Coursework
  • Administrative Memorandums
  • Enrollment Application
  • Graduation Application
  • Course Exemption

Procedure(s)


N/A

Other Notes


Background: The intent of this policy is to standardize degree conferment dates based on acade- mic events rather than date of the last term attended. This is to better serve students at the uni- versity who do not follow the standard path to graduation, such as returning students or students who did not apply to graduation at the appropriate time.