Faulkner University

Graduation

Please check with Faulkner University's Registrar's Office for commencement schedules. The BBA department encourages participation in the ceremony, but it is not mandatory.

All graduation requirements are ascertained by the Registrar's Office and a final determination is made by the Academic Department in consultation with the Registrar's Office.

To receive a diploma, students must have successfully completed the BBA program with a 2.0 grade point average, including a passing grade in all modules, directed studies, and the comprehensive examination. They must also have completed all core requirements (if any are required) including having official transcripts on file in the Registrar's Office. Students enrolled in Faulkner University's one-year degree completion programs will not be granted permission to simultaneously take core courses. Transfer credit for core requirements will not be accepted from other schools if taken while enrolled in any of Faulkner University's one-year degree completion programs. All financial accounts must be cleared by the Business and/or Financial Aid offices.

Faulkner University's Institutional Research Office undertakes certain effectiveness studies though tests like the MAPP test (Measurement of Academic Proficiency and Progress). Students are obligated to take such tests and extend their best efforts in order to graduate and earn a degree from Faulkner University. Further, the Institutional Research Office and/ or the Academic Vice President reserve the right to administer tests and/ or exit exams as deemed necessary by the institution. Inability or non-cooperation in undertaking any of such required tests or instruments measuring academic outcomes or effectiveness will prevent the student from graduating.

Students who are eligible for graduation will be able to find graduation information on the University website. This application must be completed by the student and received by the Registrar's Office by the deadline (approximately two months before graduation) to ensure the ordering of the diploma. It is the student's responsibility to verify receipt of the application. Students submitting a late graduation application will be subject to a late application processing fee.

Personalized graduation announcements/invitations may be ordered from Jostens in the Faulkner Bookstore located on the Montgomery campus. Orders must be received by the bookstore at least one month before graduation. Class rings may also be purchased through the bookstore. Students will be notified by mail regarding when and where the caps and gowns may be acquired.

Transcripts from all institutions attended are considered in calculation for honors. A Faulkner transcript will show both a Faulkner grade point average (GPA), and an Overall GPA that includes any transfer credit as authorized by the Registrar's Office. However, the final GPA, which will be considered for honors at graduation, will include all Registrar approved credit from all accredited schools attended (technical and academic) in addition to credit awarded by Faulkner University. Students with an Overall GPA of 3.75 or higher will graduate with honors.

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