Graduation Requirements

The minimum number of credits required of a baccalaureate degree from Misericordia University is 120 credits. To obtain a baccalaureate degree a student must complete the minimum hours of credit required by the declared major program even if that number exceeds 120 credits. A transfer student must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Misericordia University for any given degree. That number may exceed 30 credits contingent on the number of total credits a student needs to meet degree requirements. Students should consult individual program descriptions.

A minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average, both overall and in the core curriculum, is required to graduate with a baccalaureate degree.

A degree application form, available from the registrar's office, must be completed in the year of graduation by the student and advisor. This form is to be submitted to the registrar's office during the fall semester prior to spring graduation. All bills must be paid in advance for a student to be eligible to graduate. Failure to do so in a timely manner many delay the date of receiving a diploma.

Only students completing all academic requirements in May or August will be permitted to process in the May ceremony of that same year. Example: Students completing all requirements in May or August 2010 will be eligible to walk in the May 2010 ceremony. Students completing all requirements by December of 2010 will be eligible to participate in the May 2011 ceremony.