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Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements at La Roche University include submitting an official application for graduation and meeting all degree course requirements. All students must officially apply for graduation by submitting an online graduation application.

Application Deadlines

May Graduates
  • Application opens Jan. 1
  • Application fee of $85
  • Late fee of $25 starts Feb. 2
  • Application closed March 1
August Graduates
  • Application opens March 15
  • Application fee of $85
  • Late fee of $25 starts May 1
  • Application closes May 30
December Graduates
  • Application opens Aug. 15
  • Application fee of $85
  • Late fee of $25 starts Sept. 16
  • Application closes Oct. 15

Apply now using the online graduation application.

Degree Progress

In order to monitor your progress toward your degree, it is important that you update your program guide with your adviser each semester.

You should not wait until your final semester to complete a program guide. In addition to the minimum credits required for the degree, all major and core requirements must be satisfied. Please ensure that all requirements are met before applying for graduation.

Progress toward the degree is tracked online through Degree Audit. The Degree Audit report is available on The Degree Audit confirms when degree requirements are met and will display all unmet requirements including total credits required for graduation.

You should run your degree audit report prior to meeting with your academic adviser to plan your next semester schedules.

Degrees/Double Majors

Students who double major will receive only one degree. Students with a double major in both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science program may elect to receive either the B.A. or the B.S. degree. The Registrar will need to know your preference at the time of graduation application.


Your name on your diploma will appear exactly as it does on your graduation application. Diplomas are not distributed at commencement; they will be mailed to the address listed on your graduation application, approximately four to six weeks following the final grade deadline.

Any student with a financial hold will have their diploma held in the Registrar’s Office until all financial obligations are met.

Only the degree, and not the minor, major or concentration, appears on the diploma.

Latin Honors

Latin honors are awarded to baccalaureate degree candidates who meet cumulative grade point average requirements and a minimum of 45 credits in residence at La Roche. The required GPAs follow:

  • Cum Laude 3.50 - 3.74
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.75 - 3.89
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.90 - 4.00

Latin Honors appear on the diploma and final transcript.

Final Transcripts

Students receive an official copy of their final transcripts along with their diplomas. The final transcript will include the degree and conferral date, along with the major, minor, concentration and any certificate earned.

Students who have not yet received their final transcripts, but need a copy for employment purposes, certification application or admission to graduate school, should indicate “hold until the degree is posted.” Students can order transcripts and track the status of their order online.