Requirements for Graduation

  1. Students intending to graduate should submit a Graduation Application form to the Bursar’s Office with the associated fee by the preceding November 1 for May graduation, by April 1 for August graduation, or by June 1 for December graduation. The list of potential graduates is forwarded to each academic college for review by academic advisors. At the completion of the semester, the Registrar reviews each student file to determine if all requirements have been met. Students completing coursework off-campus must submit an official academic transcript to receive credit. All students have approximately three weeks from the formal date of graduation to submit any paperwork required to clear them for graduation (specific deadline dates are posted each semester by the Registrar’s Office). Students not meeting this deadline will be notified in writing that they have not graduated.
  2. While each student is assigned a faculty advisor and is given an opportunity to obtain additional counseling on personal and collegiate matters, final responsibility rests with the student to assure that all degree program requirements are satisfied for graduation.
  3. Satisfactory completion of 124 credits (This number varies for specified programs. See program requirements for details.) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required to complete a SUNY Poly undergraduate degree. Additionally, students must meet all specific program requirements and must maintain a 2.00 GPA in all courses in the major, as identified by their academic unit, for graduation.
  4. There is a $10.00 diploma cover fee which must be paid prior to graduation. All financial obligations must be cleared before the diploma is released.