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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 record will be conducted by the Registrar’s Office and that students will be notified of outstanding requirements and deficiencies in their plans, students are solely responsible for ensuring that all degree requirements are met for graduation from Taylor University.
The Office of the Registrar will conduct two degree evaluations to verify if each student is on track for graduation. Presuming the application for graduation deadline is met, the first evaluation will be completed over the summer for Spring and Summer candidates for graduation or during January for Fall and Interterm candidates for graduation. The second evaluation will be completed prior to the last semester of enrollment. If deficiencies are found in either evaluation, the name of the student will be removed as a candidate for completion and participation in Commencement. It will be the responsibility of the student to notify family. If a new definitive plan addressing the deficiencies is submitted, by April 15 for Spring and Summer candidates, the student may be reinstated as a candidate for graduation.
The preferred deadline for Spring/Summer candidates for graduation is May 1, approximately 12-16 months prior to anticipated graduation. The preferred deadline for Fall/Interterm candidates for graduation is December 1, approximately 12-14 months prior to anticipated graduation.
The Director of Graduation should evaluate your application for graduation during the summer for Spring/Summer candidates who have applied by the May 1 preferred deadline and during January for Fall/Interterm candidates who have applied by the December 1 preferred deadline.
Prior to the start of the semester following your evaluation, you should receive an email from the Director of Graduation informing you whether you appear to be on track to graduate during the term for which you applied or if it does not seem probable that you are able to complete your degree by the term for which you applied. When you receive this email, you should review all notes added to My TU Degree to learn which courses are still outstanding for future terms and what issues, if any, were found to possibly prevent your graduation as anticipated.
If you submitted your graduation application by the preferred deadline (May 1 or December 1), but did not receive an email notification by the first day of the Fall or Spring semester, please email the Director of Graduation at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about your status.
You may view the 5-year calendar to determine when your Commencement ceremony will be held. Approved candidates for Spring graduation are expected to participate in the Commencement ceremony held on the day of graduation. Students anticipating graduation in Summer (if fewer than 9 credits remain and are planned for Summer) are expected to participate in Commencement immediately preceding their graduation. Graduates from Fall and Interterm are expected to participate in the May Commencement ceremony following their official graduation.
Candidates for a Master’s degree should complete and print the Application for Graduation and meet with an academic advisor to approve and submit the application. The preferred deadline for submission: two semesters prior to graduation date.