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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

To participate in the commencement ceremony, students must first be cleared to graduate. View your area below for information on graduation requirements.

Traditional Undergradute Students

Students who intend to graduate from APU and participate in a commencement ceremony at APU must complete a Graduation Application at least six months prior to their intended commencement. The deadline for completing the form is posted on the academic calendar and falls within the semester before the student’s last semester. To participate in the commencement ceremony, a student must have academic, financial, and service credit clearances. For more information, contact the Student Services Center at [email protected] or call (626) 815-2020.

For additional information on undergraduate graduation requirements as well as requirements for Latin Honors at commencement (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude), visit the Student Services Center site.

Graduate and Professional Students

Students who intend to graduate from APU and participate in a commencement ceremony at APU must complete a Graduation Application. The deadline for completing the form is posted on the academic calendar and falls within the student’s last semester. To participate in commencement, graduates must be cleared by the Student Services Center, Office of the Registrar. All academic requirements must be completed or in process, and all financial obligations to the university must be met. This includes verification of maintaining the minimum grade-point average for the degree.

Visit the Student Services Center site for important information about the requirements to graduate, including information on gold cords/honors at commencement and degree posting details. For more information about graduation clearance, contact the Student Services Center at [email protected] or call (626) 815-2020.