The responsibility for meeting the requirements for the degree rests with the student. The basic requirements for graduation are:
- The completion of all requirements specified in the particular program
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and no more than one course with a grade of C+ (see specific course exceptions requiring a grade of B or higher)
- Fulfillment of all University responsibilities: payment of bills, including graduation fees, return of equipment and/or library materials, and so forth
- Filing of the formal Petition to Graduate in the Graduate Admissions Office (Holy Family Hall Room 102) no later than October 1 for a December graduation date, March 1 for a May graduation date, May 1 for a June graduation date, July 1 for an August graduation date. The Petition to Graduate form may be obtained from the Office of Academic Affairs (HFH 225), the Graduate Admissions Office (HFH 102), or downloaded from the Graduate School website at www.holyfamily.edu/academics/petition.pdf.
Graduate students are expected to submit petitions on time. Petitions received after deadline dates will not be considered for the filing graduation date. Therefore, students who submit petitions late will not complete degree requirements until the next regularly posted completion date.