Students are required to fill out an Intent to Graduate form by the end of the summer preceding the academic year of anticipated graduation (i.e., summer 2006 for May 2007 graduation). This includes students who anticipate completing all degree requirements by the end of fall semester of that academic year.
Collection of these forms provides the Office of the Registrar with accurate student information and allows for a timely review of student academic records to determine eligibility to graduate. Such review will also provide students with an opportunity to complete during the spring semester any degree requirements that may have been overlooked during their time at Mount St. Mary’s. Students who have unmet requirements will be notified by the registrar.
Forms will be mailed to students in late July. The form is also available in the registrar’s office in Bradley 136 and online at www.msmary.edu/registrar. Please note that the form must be returned to the registrar’s office by the due date indicated on the form. Failure to complete and return this form by the designated deadline will indicate to the university that you do not intend to graduate. Consequently, a diploma will not be ordered.
Participation in Graduation
All students who complete graduation requirements by the end of the spring semester are expected to participate in baccalaureate and commencement unless they receive approval, in writing, to miss one or more of the events. Such approval must come from the dean for academic affairs.
Seniors who have 111 credits at the end of spring 2006 may process with their classmates but will not receive diplomas until they have completed all graduation requirements.
A student who has not completed all graduation requirements by the commencement date in a given year must complete these requirements by July 1 in order to be considered a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University for that year. If a student does not complete these requirements by July 1 of that year, the student will not be considered a Mount St. Mary’s graduate for that year, and the student’s degree (diploma) will be awarded at the May graduation following the completion of all requisite requirements.