Only students who have successfully completed all general education and program requirements, including necessary academic credit hours, and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater by the day that final grades are due will be permitted to graduate.  Additionally baccalaureate candidates must have completed 45 credits or more of upper division coursework, and a total of 30credits of coursework at Cazenovia in order to be awarded a Cazenovia College degree.  Associate degree candidates must complete 30 credits at Cazenovia in order to be awarded a Cazenovia College degree.  Programs may require that specific courses be earned through Cazenovia College.

The graduation requirements of the College, as published in the catalog in effect at the time of the student’s initial enrollment, are those that must be met for completion of a degree program, assuming that the student is continuously enrolled until graduation. In the event that program requirements are amended during the student’s enrollment, the student has the option of completing the requirements for either the original or the amended program.

A student who has completed all degree requirements, including a minimum of 60 credits at Cazenovia College, and has achieved a cumulative grade point average between 3.5 and 3.69 may, upon recommendation of the faculty, receive at graduation a degree cum laude (with honors). A student whose grade point average is between 3.7 and 3.89 receives the degree magna cum laude (with high honors). The degree summa cum laude (with highest honors) is awarded to a student whose average is 3.9 or above.

Cazenovia College recognizes academic degree completion three times a year: the May Commencement date, August 31, and December 31. We will allow students who are near the completion of their degree to walk at the May Commencement Ceremony. In order to qualify, a student must document that they can complete their required courses by the end of the summer session and provide an academic plan that has been approved by their advisor, by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Registrar. The plan must include no more than 12 credits hours that are to be finished the summer semester following the May Commencement Ceremony. Once all degree requirements have been satisfied the College will provide the student with an official academic transcript that indicates a May, August or December completion date. Cazenovia College only confers academic degrees once per year at the annual May Commencement Ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed during the summer.