GRADUATION Requirements

To graduate, students must meet all College and departmental requirements as described in this catalog. Where applicable, students must also meet certain specific academic requirements as posted by academic departments.

Graduation Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees

Graduation is contingent on the following:

  1. Satisfactory completion of the required credits for the program.
  2. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.5.
  3. A minimum of 50% of the required course credits for a major must be earned at Fei Tian College.

Graduation with a second baccalaureate degree requires completion of a minimum of 30 semester credits in addition to those required for the first degree and completion of all requirements for the second degree.

Graduation Honors for Baccalaureate Degrees

Seniors who have maintained a record of exceptional achievement during the duration of their degree program may be recognized with an honors designation upon graduation. The three levels of recognition are distinction, high distinction, and highest distinction. Specific criteria to graduate with honors are established by each department, which will rank its graduating students accordingly.

Graduation Requirements for Master's Degrees

Graduation is contingent on the following:

  1. Fulfillment of all program requirements.
  2. Maintenance of at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and major GPA.
  3. Completion of at least one academic year of full-time graduate level study, or its equivalent in part-time study, in residence. This residency requirement may be adjusted with special permission from the graduate Chair of the department.

Participation in Commencement Exercises

Commencement exercises are normally held in May of each year. Participation in commencement exercises is limited to students in good standing who either (1) have completed all graduation requirements since the previous commencement or (2) are within no more than 2 courses or 6 credits of the total required for graduation and are registered to complete these the following semester.