2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin

Graduation Requirements

Student Responsibility for Graduation Requirements

Students may not receive a University of Denver degree without completing all degree requirements. Students may not receive a degree with fewer than the published number of credits or with a cumulative GPA below the minimum required for their degree program (2.30 for JD students in Sturm College of Law, 2.7 for master's students in the Sturm College of Law, 3.0 for all other graduate programs).

Students must apply no later than the first day of the term at least two quarters prior to the intended quarter of graduation. Law students planning on graduating spring or summer semester may apply as of November 1st of that academic year. For those planning on graduating fall semester, the application will be available the first day of that semester.

Prior to applying to graduate, students need to verify that their curriculum records are accurate and up-to-date.  Students who did not apply for graduation by the deadline should review the Graduate Request to Participate in Commencement Ceremony for Students Not Graduating policy.  All requests for walking in commencement and late petitions for graduation must be approved by the Associate Provost or a designee appointed by the Associate Provost. 

Application for Graduation

Students may not receive a University of Denver degree without completing all degree requirements. Students may not receive a degree with fewer than the published number of credits or with a cumulative GPA below the minimum required for their degree program (2.30 for JD students in Sturm College of Law, 2.7 for master's students in the Sturm College of Law, 3.0 for all other graduate programs).

Students should submit the graduation application two quarters in advance of the intended graduation date.  Applications are accepted up to the seventh calendar day of that term.  For example, to graduate in the spring quarter (June), the graduation application is due by the seventh calendar day of winter quarter (January).

Prior to applying to graduate, students need to verify that their curriculum record is accurate and up-to-date.  Students who did not apply for graduation by the deadline should review the Graduate Request to Participate in Commencement Ceremony for Students Not Graduating policy.  All requests for walking in commencement or late petitions for graduation must be approved by the Associate Provost or his/her designee. 

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