Candidates for Graduation

 How to Apply for Graduation in Aggie Access

*students should register for classes before submitting an application*

An undergraduate 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. Earn a minimum of 120 semester hours excluding deficiency courses and remedial work for the Bachelor's degree;
  3. Complete all of the general education requirements of the University for the Bachelor’s degree. Please see General Education Requirements of the University for a complete listing of the general education requirements; 
  4. Earn a final cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  5. Earn a final grade point average of 2.0 or higher for all courses in the major field of study. 
  6. Earn at least 30 of the last 45 credit hours for the degree from A&T courses. Exceptions may be made upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the student’s major department with the approval of the school/college dean. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 25% of the required degree coursework at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to graduate from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with that degree. 
  7. Clear all academic conditions by the end of the semester preceding graduation;
  8. Pay all University bills and fees;
  9. Submit an application for graduation with the Office of the Registrar prior to the established deadline, as published in the Academic Calendar.
Spring Graduation - by deadline posted in the spring semester Academic Calendar
Summer Graduation - by deadline posted in the summer semester Academic Calendar
Fall Graduation - by deadline posted in the fall semester Academic Calendar

Graduating with Honors 

Undergraduate Students Only
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

A candidate for a Masters’ or PhD 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. Master’s and PhD complete the minimum number of credit hours as outlined in the Graduate Catalog for your catalog term you are graduating from.

3. Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA including hours passed or failed;

4. Have an approved plan of study on file at The Graduate College;

5. Clear all academic conditions by the end of the semester preceding graduation;

6. Pay all University bills and fees;

7. File an application for graduation with The Graduate College prior to the established deadline, as published in the Academic Calendar.

Spring Graduation - by deadline posted in the spring semester Academic Calendar
Summer Graduation - by deadline posted in the summer semester Academic Calendar
Fall Graduation - by deadline posted in the fall semester Academic Calendar

Master’s and Doctoral candidates must maintain a 3.0 minimum GPA and do not receive honors at the time of graduation.