You must continue to maintain a student status until you complete all of your degree requirements. This means that you must register for the semester in which your expect to graduate. Enroll in either Continuous Registration or Doctoral Study, as applicable, within the semester registration period. The Registrar's Office is unable to process or record your degree completion unless you are registered.
Registration during your graduation semester may also be important for financial aid reasons. Students are cautioned that repayment periods on loans are based upon the semester of your last enrollment, not upon graduation dates.
CGU certificates and degrees are conferred by the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the faculty of your department. Each semester, the Registrar's Office compiles and submits a list of doctoral, masters, and certificate candidates to the Board for their consideration and approval.
In order to be included on the University's official degree list, you must file an Intent to Receive a Degree by the semester deadline published in the Academic Calendar. Forms are required from all candidates for certificates as well as for doctoral and masters degrees.
Your Intent to Receive a Degree is valid only for the semester of your declaration. Upon receipt, your name is added to the degree list and your eligibility to enroll in future semesters is cancelled. If you determine that you will not complete your degree in the semester of your declaration, proceed as follows.
Notify your department immediately. Your department must request reactivation of your eligibility to enroll in classes for the next semester.
Verify your degree progress dates to determine whether you may need to request an Extension of Time to complete your degree.
To avoid late registration and other fees, ensure that your ability to register for classes is reestablished before all registration deadlines announced in the Academic Calendar. Review any other service indicators (holds) that may impede your ability to register by the deadline dates.
Submit a new Intent to Receive a Degree when you determine a new semester for completing your degree requirements.
Your department should be your primary contact throughout all stages of completing your degree.
Degrees are conferred only once each semester regardless of the date you complete requirements. The degree conferral date for the semester is published in the Academic Calendar. Degrees are posted to transcripts upon approval of CGU's Board of Trustees.
Official verification of your degree is provided by your CGU transcript. For students who may need interim documentation for employers or other agencies, a letter of completion may be requested from the Registrar's Office after all degree requirements have been submitted, approved, and accepted.
Certificate candidates are responsible for ensuring that all requirements have been completed in order to receive the certificate. The Intent to Receive a Degree must be filed by the semester deadline date for degree candidates and a final approval form must be sent to the Registrar's Office from the program offering the certificate.