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Commencement Requirements

To be graduated from The College of Wooster, a student must complete all College requirements and all requirements in the major, have a minimum of 32 courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, and be in good standing under the Codes of Academic Integrity and Social Responsibility as administered through the judicial system of the College.

Students who have completed eight semesters of college-level coursework, including at least 16 College of Wooster courses, and who have met the College’s degree requirements will be awarded the appropriate degree at the next scheduled Commencement. Grade point averages at the time of graduation will be recorded on the permanent transcript. Records of any courses taken at Wooster subsequent to graduation will appear on the transcript, but grades will not affect the grade point average at the time of graduation.

Students who finish degree requirements mid-year or in absentia must confirm their status for graduation and intentions for the May Commencement in writing with the Registrar by February 1.

Only students who have successfully completed 31 of the 32 required courses will be allowed to participate in graduation and only if the following conditions are met:

  1. The student has a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  2. All other requirements and electives, except one course, have been completed.
  3. The student arranges through the Office of the Registrar to complete the outstanding course credit whether at the College or at another institution.
  4. There are no outstanding obligations under the Codes of Academic Integrity and Social Responsibility.
  5. The Commencement program includes a notation that the student has not yet completed the degree. Students will participate in only one Commencement ceremony.