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Graduation

Graduation Requirements

Graduate students are required to complete all graduate course work with Embry-Riddle with a maximum of 12 credit hours of transfer work permitted for most programs.

For undergraduate degree completion, at least 25 percent of semester credit hours must be earned through ERAU instruction to achieve residency.

Students pursuing any undergraduate degree must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 for all courses completed at the undergraduate level at the University. Students pursuing any graduate degree must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.00 for all courses completed at the graduate level at the University.

Students must complete the general graduation requirements as prescribed by the University, as well as all degree requirements specified in the degree program being pursued. Graduation requirements are not subject to petition or waiver.

Students must initiate an application for graduation online by accessing Campus Solutions and selecting “Apply for Graduation” from the drop down area under Academics.  A qualified student will not be graduated by ERAU until a graduation application has been received and processed by the University, and the graduation fee has been remitted.  Undergraduate students must be within 12 credit hours of program completion before submitting a graduation application; master’s students must be within 6 credit hours of program completion before submitting a graduation application.  Graduation applications are canceled after one year if all program requirements are not met.  Graduation application fees are non-refundable. 

Graduation Honors

Undergraduate Students:  Graduation honors status recognizes students who have demonstrated excellent performance throughout their academic careers. They are only awarded to students who complete bachelor’s degree programs.

In order to be eligible, the student must have completed at least 45 credit hours in residence at ERAU. The level of graduation honors will be based on the cumulative grade point average for all undergraduate courses taken at Embry-Riddle at the time the degree is conferred. The honors level will appear on the student’s diploma and academic transcript with the degree information.

Graduation honors (baccalaureate only) will be awarded in accordance with the following criteria:

Honors Level CGPA
Summa cum laude 3.900-4.000
Magna cum laude 3.700-3.899
Cum laude 3.500-3.699

Graduate Students: Graduate students are recognized through inclusion of the notation “With Distinction” on diplomas and transcripts. To be eligible, students must have completed their graduate studies with a CGPA of 4.0, based on grades received in all ERAU graduate courses.

Diplomas

Diplomas also known as certificates and scrolls are issued upon successful fulfillment of all academic and financial requirements. Diplomas will be mailed to the ERAU Asia office for students to collect.

Diplomas are not distributed at the graduation ceremony.

Graduation Ceremony

Any eligible student may participate in the Worldwide graduation ceremony held annually in Daytona Beach, FL.

Eligible students may also choose to attend the formal graduation ceremony held at the residential campus in Prescott, AZ. Additionally, select Worldwide campuses conduct regional graduation ceremonies.  Ask your Assistant Director Student Services about the graduation ceremony nearest you.

Undergraduate students must be within 12 credit hours of degree completion to participate. Graduate students must be degree complete to participate.  Any applicable honors status will not be awarded or recognized in a program or ceremony unless the candidate is degree complete.  Students who petition to participate in a graduation ceremony prior to degree completion are not permitted to wear honor cords/distinction medallions, regardless of their in-progress GPA.  Honor cords/distinction medallions are awarded to graduation ceremony participants at the time of the ceremony.

The cost of regalia for any Worldwide student who attends a Worldwide graduation ceremony in Daytona Beach, Prescott, or at a recognized regional ceremony is paid through the Worldwide Office of the Registrar.  Students attending a ceremony in Daytona Beach, Prescott, or at a recognized regional location are responsible for ordering their regalia via the Project Graduation website, and it is shipped to the campus hosting the ceremony they select.

Asia Campus students will order their regalia and make necessary payments locally. Students will be advised about their requirements nearer the graduation.

Students who wish to participate in the Prescott ceremony must notify the Worldwide Office of the Registrar of their intent via the graduation application and must work with the Prescott campus bookstore to obtain appropriate graduation regalia.  Students may be subject to additional graduation fees for participation in the Prescott ceremony.

The Worldwide student ceremony, held in Daytona Beach, is generally about a week prior to the Daytona Beach residential campus student ceremony. Please consult ERNIE for graduation ceremony schedules.

Worldwide students are not permitted to participate in the Daytona Beach residential campus student ceremony.

Graduation ceremony deadline dates are:

Ceremony Location Deadline
Spring Worldwide @ Daytona Beach February 28
Spring Prescott March 01
Winter Prescott November 01