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 by the specified deadline by the student and advisor. This form is to be submitted to the registrar's office during the term prior to their intended term of graduation. All bills must be paid in advance for a student to be eligible to graduate. Failure to do so in a timely manner may delay the conferral of the degree until the next graduation date.

Only students completing all academic requirements in May will be permitted to process in the Spring ceremony held in May of that same year. Only students completing all academic requirements in August or December will be permitted to process in the winter commencement ceremony held in December of the same year.