Division of Professional Studies Undergrad Catalog - Academic Policy - Graduation Requirements | Judson University Christian College

Application for Graduation

Applications for graduation must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office at least one year prior to the planned graduation date. All degree seeking students at Judson are required to meet with their academic advisor to complete the application. The advisor must review and approve the planned coursework. Applications that are not filled out entirely or do not have a copy of the degree audit attached will be returned to the student for completion. Once the application is accepted by the Registrar’s Office, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain approval from the registrar for any changes in their plan for completing requirements and to verify that course registration each term matches the approved plan. No late applications will be accepted.

The Application for Graduation form is available via MyJudson/Student Info/Resources – Forms (bottom right hand column).

In submitting a graduation application, students acknowledge that they understand that their academic requirements must be completed and all accounts must be cleared before Commencement, and that a graduation fee will be applied regardless of participation in the formal Commencement ceremony.

Credit Requirements for Graduation

To be eligible for graduation, a student must have completed the following:

  • A minimum of 120 semester hours.
  • A maximum of 8 semester hours in physical activity courses may be applied to degree requirements.
  • A maximum of 8 semester hours in applied music and/or theatre courses may be applied to degree requirements.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 or higher in major program courses.
  • Successful completion of all major program courses (no major program courses may be exempted or taken at another college).
  • A maximum of 30 semester hours of military coursework may be applied to degree requirements.
  • A maximum of 30 semester hours of PLA credit may be applied toward degree requirements.
  • A maximum of 30 semester hours of DSST/SAM/CLEP credit may be applied toward degree requirements.

Course Requirements for Graduation

I. General Education course requirements, 24-25 hours*

  • English Composition (6 hours) (Grades for English Composition courses must be a C or higher. Grades lower than a C will not meet the General Education requirement for English Composition).
  • Humanities (6 hours)
  • Fine Arts (3 hours)
  • Social Sciences (6 hours)
  • Math (3 hours) or Science w/Lab (4 hours)

II. Major-See course cycle for individual major course requirements.

III. Electives-To reach a minimum of 120 semester hours

* General Education course requirements may be fulfilled by an Associates of Arts or Science and/or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or by completing the Associate of Arts/Liberal Arts program.


Academic Planning Prior to Graduation

Students may not do any alternative credit during the term in which they plan to graduate. No credit will be awarded for alternative credit and it will not count toward degree requirements. AU students are responsible for checking and following the AU Deadlines for Commencement form for the term in which they plan to commence. Students may not transfer courses in the semester in which they plan to graduate. No credit will be awarded for the courses and will not count toward degree requirements.

Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement

Minimum of 2.00 both in cumulative GPA and major GPA.

Academic Residence Requirements

Students who have matriculated to Judson University must complete an application for advanced approval to transfer courses in and include course descriptions for the course(s) that are seeking approval. The student must secure approval from both the academic advisor and The Registrar's Office before registering for a course at another institution. This procedure is for the student's protection. Failure to follow this procedure will result in non-transferable credit. After earning 90 semester hours, a maximum of 10 semester hours may be transferred and applied to degree requirements.

Letters of Completion

All degree candidates who complete coursework after the Spring Term will participate in the next fall ceremony. Upon their course completion, they may request a Letter of Completion stating that they have met all graduation requirements, and a similar comment line will be recorded on their transcript. Their degree date will be that of the December ceremony date.

Diplomas/Conferral Date

Diplomas will be issued for each student who has completed all requirements for their undergraduate degree.Conferral dates coincide with commencement dates with an additional conferral date in August. Diplomas will not be issued for each major/minor completed in the undergraduate program. Lost or destroyed diplomas will be replaced with a written request along with a $25.00 replacement fee to the Registrar's Office.

Student Success and Registrar's Office Staff

Virginia L. Guth
Vice President for Student Success and

University Registrar


Maria Aguirre
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (BA) and Graduate


Casimiro Vela
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (AA)


Caitlin Kiel
Assistant to the Registrar:
Catalog and Reporting


Kirsten Olson

Transfer Student Director


Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Advisor


Rebecca Huguley
Registrar's Office Coordinator
Transcript Orders and Enrollment Verifications


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