A: Meeting with your advisor each semester to review your academic progress is critical in ensuring you will graduate when expected. This will keep you aware of the remaining requirements that you must fulfill prior to graduating and keep you on track to do so. It is especially important to meet with your advisor before or during the registration period prior to the semester in which you plan on graduating. Finally, it is important to keep in mind that the student has the ultimate responsibility of his/her schedule and academic plans, including adherence to all deadlines set by the University as indicated on the academic calendar and meeting degree requirements as specified in the VCU Undergraduate Bulletin.
A: You should apply for graduation at the beginning of the semester in which all requirements are to be completed. Your advisor will email you with detailed instructions on how to apply to graduate as well as how to complete the graduation application packet.
A: Contact your advisor for further information as soon as possible.
A: The KHS department will hold a diploma ceremony for all HPEX graduates. This ceremony is usually held on Friday evening before the university commencement ceremony on Saturday. Students will receive a letter from the department with information about the diploma ceremony. The KHS diploma ceremony gives our department the opportunity to recognize our students individually and celebrate alongside friends and family. The commencement ceremony is held at the coliseum downtown and brings together the entire university.
A: Yes, the student’s dean may grant permission to participate in spring Commencement exercises, provided the student will complete their degree with six or fewer credit hours during the summer semester.
A: Yes, however you must re-enroll as a non-degree seeker or be admitted to another degree program. Courses taken after the awarding of your degree cannot be applied to that degree program.
A: No, there is no commencement ceremony held in August. August graduates are included in the following December ceremony or if they are completing six or fewer credits in the summer semester they may take part in the May ceremony.
A: No. May, August and December diplomas are available for pickup during allotted times or mailed approximately 6 to 8 weeks after the graduation date. Otherwise they are mailed to the address you provided when applying to graduate. Please refer to the Commencement Website for up-to-date information.