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Congratulations! Soon, thanks to all of your hard work and dedication, you will be graduating from a first-rate educational institution. Read on to learn how to apply for graduation and how to graduate with honors!

Applying for KPC Graduation

You, the student, are responsible for meeting all KPC requirements for graduating. It's encouraged that you meet periodically with an advisor to be sure all degree requirements are being met. In order to graduate, a graduation application must be filed with Student Services by the published deadline listed in the academic calendar. In order to be certain that your degree program requirements can be completed, you should apply for graduation the semester prior to your expected date of graduation.

A $40 graduation fee will be applied when you submit your KPC graduation application.

KPC Graduation Application

Applying for UAA Graduation

Many students attend KPC and complete UAA degree programs. If you're a student who plan to graduates from KPC with a UAA degree, you must contact KPC Student Services if you wish to participate in KPC's graduation ceremony. Please note that there is no automatic notification and it is your responsibility to make the notification so your name will appear in the program.

UAA issues diplomas three times a year. When do you want to graduate?

January (following fall semester) Must apply by May 1
May (following spring semester) Must apply by Sept. 15
September (following summer semester) Must apply by March 1

Remember, you are held responsible for meeting all academic requirements. You should plan to meet with your advisor often, in order to ensure that you are on track to meet all requirements. You must apply for UAA graduation online and pay a $40 application fee to UAA.

UAA Graduation Application 

Applying for Other UA Campus' Graduation

Each campus in the UA system has different deadlines and requirements for applying for graduation. You can check out the catalog or website of the campus where your degree program originates to learn more about your campus-specific graduation requirements.

Graduating with Honors

If you are a transfer student who is earning an associate's degree, you must complete a minimum of 15 resident credits with academic letter grades to be eligible to graduate with honors. If you are a transfer student who is earning a baccalaureate degree, you must complete a minimum of 30 resident credits with academic letter grades to be eligible to graduate with honors. All transfer students must have a cumulative GA of 3.50 or higher in all college work attempted both at KPC/UAA and at all other institutions attended and for all courses used to fulfill the degree program in order to graduate with honors. 

At KPC/UAA, graduation with honors represents your entire academic history. All grades and credits earned will be included in determining eligibility to graduate with honors (Ds, Fs, retaken courses, courses lost in academic bankruptcy, etc.). In addition, if you're transferring coursework and grades from an international institution, you must have a minimum of 70% of your coursework submitted with letter grades to be eligible to graduate with honors. 

If you're a student who will complete certificate or degree requirements in the summer, fall or spring semesters, you will be invited to participate in commencement ceremonies in May. You will only be eligible to wear honor cords and be recognized in the commencement program as receiving university honors if your overall GA at the end of the preceding semester is 3.5 or above. If you earn university honors after your final grades are submitted, you will have honors displayed on your diploma and academic transcript and may request an honor cord with your diploma.

Please note: The GA on your transcript is not your final GA for honors. 

Honors are awarded to associate and bachelor degree students with cumulative GPAs as follows: 

Cum Laude 3.5 to 3.79
Magna Cum Laude 3.8 to 3.99
Summa Cum Laude 4.00
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