- Academic Disputes Policy
- Accessibility Accommodation and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Advanced Standing
- Affiliation for GTU PhD Students
- Building and Facilities Care Guidelines
- Campus Security (Clery Act Report)
- Change of Program
- Commitment to Equality
- Common Academic Policies Chart
- Community Covenant
- Credit Hour Policy
- Drug Free Notification
- Email Account Policy, Contact & Profile Information Updates
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Extension Policy
- Extensions & Lapsed Time
- Full-time or Part-time Status
- Grievance Policy
- Health Insurance for Students
- Information Technology (CITS)
- Leave of Absence & Deferment
- Plagiarism Policy
- Policy Statement on the Use of Inclusive Language
- Provisional Student Policy
- Satisfactory Academic Progress & Academic Probation Policy
- Sexual Harassment Policy
- Student Complaints
- Student Conduct & Special Needs Policy
- Transfer Policy
- Tuition, Fees and Refund Policy
- Use of Technology in Classrooms
- Withdrawal and Termination
Questions about this policy?
All academic-credit-bearing degree and certificate programs of PSR (except for the Certificate of Special Studies) require a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in order for the certificate or degree to be conferred.
A student’s written declaration of their intent to graduate from which program(s) must be received by the Office of Academic Affairs before awarding of a degree or certificate can be considered and conferred. Usually this written declaration may be submitted as the Intent to Graduate form submitted to the Assistant Dean.
PSR confers degrees and holds a commencement once a year after the Spring semester. The GTU confers degree twice a year once in October for Fall graduates and once in May for Spring graduates. For GTU/PSR MA students, if you graduate in Fall, you will be invited to participate in the following Spring’s commencement exercises at PSR.
In the fall prior to your expected graduation, graduating students will be asked to file an Intent to Graduate form and return it, with a completed program worksheet to the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs. Once an approved confirmation from the Assistant Dean is given in January, students will become a candidate for graduation and will begin receiving mailings explaining the details and deadlines related to graduation, including information about commencement invitations, robe, and hood.
Students must have completed or at the very minimum must have remained registered for their final requirements in the final Spring semester before graduation in May in order to be eligible for graduation that year and to be eligibile to walk with their graduating class in the commencement ceremony for that year. As students are responsible for understanding their own program requirements, if they elect to drop or withdraw from previously registered required courses, they will also incur the risk of not graduating. Other requirements may be placed on students before they are eligibile to graduate.
PSR does not issue diplomas/certificates at commencement, but does distribute diploma/certificate covers at commencement. Degree students are hooded at commencement typically by the faculty marshall. MA and DMin students are hooded specifically by their advisor. In the absence of expected faculty at commencement, the dean, program director, or faculty marshall typically performs hooding functions. If students wish inquire if others may hood them, such requests need to be approved by the Office of Academic Affairs prior to commencement.
Diplomas/Certificates are mailed around July 15.
For more info on the Graduation Commencement in May (robes, hoods, announcements, graduation tickets), click here.
In the fall prior to your expected graduation, graduating students will be asked to file an Intent to Graduate form and return it, with a completed program worksheet to the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs.
After submitting your Intent To Graduate form, expected graduates must submit this form to the Office of Community Life:
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