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Graduation

Upon successful completion of the stated requirements below, students are awarded the Associate of Arts degree and the Bachelor of Arts degree. A student must complete all academic requirements and resolve all financial obligations with the college before either degree is awarded. 

Graduation Requirements – Associate of Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts degree is granted to students who have completed the following requirements: 

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours with a passing grade or credit.
  2. Completion of all required core curriculum and general education courses.
  3. A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 or above based on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Satisfaction of all financial obligations through the Office of Financial Services in order to participate in the graduation ceremony and to receive a degree and/or an official transcript from Wade College.
Graduation Requirements – Direct-Entry and Post-AA Bachelor of Arts Degree

The Bachelor of Arts degree is granted to students who have completed the following requirements: 

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours with a passing grade or credit.
  2. Completion of all required core curriculum and general education courses.
  3. A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 or above based on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Satisfaction of all financial obligations through the Office of Financial Services in order to participate in the graduation ceremony and to receive a degree and/or an official transcript from Wade College.

 

Wade College plans and executes two commencement ceremonies per year. All students in their graduating trimester are assessed a graduation fee which offsets the cost associated with ballroom fees, security, maintenance, audio-visual, awards, commencement speaker, reception, pre-PPC and PPC. All participants at a Wade College commencement ceremony must be a candidate for graduation in good financial standing and good academic standing, including adherence to required completion rate and GPA.  Commencement ceremonies occur at the end of the spring trimester in late May and at the end of the fall trimester in late January. Students completing a program in the summer trimester, in late September, participate in the January commencement ceremony. Exceptions to this policy will be granted to a candidate who can show official documentation of a planned relocation or general unavailability to attend the January ceremony. These students must be in good financial and academic standing with the college at such time in order to participate in an early commencement ceremony. In such cases, no diploma or case will be awarded, nor will the candidate be eligible to be considered for honors such as Salutatorian, Valedictorian or Founder’s Award. The candidate will be considered for such awards at the commencement ceremony in which he or she has completed 60 or 120 credit hours, and all other requirements addressed herein.

 

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