Candidates for Graduation

A candidate for a degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University must satisfy the following minimum requirements:
  1. Choose a specific curriculum leading to a degree in one of the schools/colleges and complete the requirements of this curriculum;
  2. Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours excluding deficiency courses and remedial work for the Bachelor's degree;
  3. Complete the core requirements of the University in English, Mathematics, Scientific Reasoning, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Humanities & Fine Arts, Global Awareness, African-American History, and Student Success;
  4. Earn an average of two (2) grade points for every semester hour undertaken including hours passed or failed;
  5. Complete a minimum of three semesters as a full-time student in residence at the University;
  6. Clear all academic conditions by the end of the semester preceding graduation;
  7. Pay all University bills and fees;
  8. File an application for graduation with the Office of the Registrar in accordance with the schedule below:
May Graduation - by the last day posted in the spring semester calendar
Summer Graduation - by the last day posted in the summer semester calendar
December Graduation - by the last day reported in the fall semester calendar

 

 Graduating with Honors 

All course hours attempted and quality points earned, including repeated courses and excluding W (withdrawal grades), are included in the adjusted grade point average computation for honors. For example, if a course was repeated, both grades are used in the adjusted grade point average computation. Undergraduate candidates who have completed all requirements for their degree, have at least a 3.25 GPA (including repeated courses) and who have earned a minimum of 48 semester hours of resident credit at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University receive the following honors:
 
Cum Laude - cumulative adjusted grade point average of a 3.25 to 3.49
Magna Cum Laude - cumulative adjusted grade point average of a 3.50 to 3.74
Summa Cum Laude - cumulative adjusted grade point average of a 3.75 to 4.00