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Graduation

A student must complete all academic requirements and resolve all financial obligations with the college before a degree is awarded. Specific graduation requirements follow:

Graduation Requirements – Associate Degree Programs

The Associate of Arts in Fashion Design and Production, Interior Design, or Visual Communication or the Associate of Science in Merchandising Marketing and Management 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 general education, core curriculum, and major coursework for the applicable program.
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 Business Office 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-Associate Bachelor Degree Programs

The Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Production, Interior Design, or Visual Communication or the Bachelor of Science in Merchandising Marketing and Management 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 general education, core curriculum, and major coursework for the applicable program.
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 Business Office 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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