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!
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 submitted 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 in which to you expect to complete your degree requirements.
Students should apply for graduation through their UAOnline account. See steps noted below:
Many students attend KPC and complete UAA degree programs. If you're a student who plan to graduate from KPC with a UAA degree, you must contact KPC Admissions if you wish to participate in KPC's graduation ceremony. Please note: there is no automatic notification and it is your responsibility to make the notification so your name will appear in the program.
KPC Admissions can be reached via email at kpc.Admissions@alaska.edu.
UAA issues diplomas three times a year. When do you want to graduate?
|January (following fall semester)||Must apply by December 8|
|May (following spring semester)||Must apply by April 26|
|September (following summer semester)||Must apply by July 21|
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.
Students should apply for graduation through their UAOnline account.
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.
If you are a transfer student who is earning an associate 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 GPA 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.
Students who complete certificate or degree requirements in the summer, fall or spring semesters, will be invited to participate in the commencement ceremony in May. Eligible Students will receive honor cords and be recognized in the commencement program if their overall GPA at the end of the preceding semester is 3.5 or above. If eligible for university honors after final grades are submitted, student honors status is displayed on the diploma and final academic transcript.
Please note: The GPA on the transcript may not be the final GPA for honors as a cumulative GPA is calculated at the end of the semester which includes all academic history.
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|