Graduation Policies

While Taylor University publishes program information and materials to assist students in planning their academic programs, students are solely responsible for ensuring that their course selections fulfill all academic program requirements and comply with the policies and procedures of the University. Students are expected to understand that although evaluations of their academic records will be conducted by the Office of the Registrar, that students will be notified of outstanding requirements and deficiencies in their plans, and that their applications for graduation require the signatures of advisors, students are solely responsible for ensuring that all degree requirements are met for graduation from Taylor University.

The Office of the Registrar will complete two degree evaluations on behalf of the student. The first evaluation will be completed in the term following the application deadline; the second will be completed the last semester of enrollment. If deficiencies are discovered, the student will be removed as a candidate for completion and participation in Commencement. It is the student's responsibility to notify his or her family of the change. If a new definitive plan is submitted addressing the deficiencies, the student may be reinstated as a candidate.

2015-2016 Graduates
Candidates for December 2015 or January 2016 graduation should meet with their academic advisors during Interterm/Spring 2015 academic advising to complete the Graduation Application Packet, including the Application for Graduation, Graduation Agreement, Application Check-list, and My TU Degree, as well as receive their Registration Access Code (RAC) sheet from their advisor. Approved application packets (.PDF), your My TU Degree notated audits, and course substitutions validated by the department chair (if applicable) should be submitted along with the RAC sheet to the Registrar's Office before a withheld registration PIN may be released for priority registration. The preferred deadline for submission: December 1, 2014.
Applications for May/Summer 2016 will be available online in mid-March 2015.
The Commencement ceremony for students completing on the above dates will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016.

2014-2015 Graduates
Candidates for December 2014 or January 2015 graduation should meet with their academic advisors during Interterm/Spring 2014 pre-registration advising to complete the Application for Graduation & Graduation Agreement and receive their Registration Access Code (RAC) information sheet. Approved applications (.pdf), curriculum guides, and course substitutions validated by the department chair (if applicable) should be submitted along with the RAC sheet to the Registrar's Office before the registration PIN will be released for priority registration. The preferred deadline for submission: December 2, 2013.
Candidates for May or Summer 2015 graduation will need to meet with their academic advisors during Summer/Fall 2014 pre-registration advising to complete the Application for Graduation packet and receive a Registration Access Code (RAC) information sheet. Approved applications (.pdf), My TU Degree printout, and course substitutions validated by the department chair (if applicable) will need to be submitted with the RAC sheet to the Registrar's Office before the registration PIN will be released for priority registration. The preferred deadline for submission of the application: May 1, 2014.
The Commencement ceremony for students completing on the above dates will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015.

School of Graduate Studies
Candidates for a Masters degree should complete and print the Application for Graduation and meet with their academic advisors to approve and submit the application. The deadline for submission of the application is two semesters prior to the anticipated graduation date.The preferred deadline for submission: two semesters prior to graduation date.