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Residency and Graduation Requirements

Residency Requirement for BA and BS Degrees

In order to earn a baccalaureate degree from Lindsey Wilson College, students must successfully complete a minimum of 45 credit hours at the college and at least 50% of the credits required in a major or minor must be earned at the college. Hours transferred to LWC during completion of a degree need prior approval of the Registrar's Office. Education methods classes may not be transferred to LWC. Programs have the authority to require students to complete program assessments prior to graduation. 

Application for Graduation & Diplomas

Academic degrees are conferred in May, August, and December. Formal commencement exercises are held at the end of the fall and spring semesters. All requirements for a degree must be met prior to participation in the graduation ceremony. (Diplomas are either given to graduates during commencement or mailed to graduation exercise participants after final grades are submitted to the Registrar and final grades determined.) Attendance at commencement and baccalaureate is required of all graduates. Exceptions to this policy must be sought through the Office of Academic Affairs and may be granted in exceptional circumstances. Students who participate in commencement and baccalaureate are required to dress appropriately: Jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes are not acceptable. 

Summer graduates may participate in the fall or spring commencement exercises following completion of all requirements for a degree. 

A student must complete an application for graduation in the Registrar's Office at the beginning of his or her final term. Payment of a $55 graduation fee is required.  

Note: Graduation honors are calculated after the prior term. Spring graduation honors are calculated at the end of the fall semester,  summer graduation honors are calculated at the end of the spring semester and fall graduation honors are calculated at the end of the summer semester.

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