Academics

Graduation Requirements

Administrative Regulations

The administration of the Alvernia University community is provided for by the policies stated in the academic catalog. By registering, the student concedes to the University the right to require his/her withdrawal. Request for withdrawal can be made at any time it is deemed necessary to safeguard the ideals of character and scholarship and to secure compliance with regulations.

The University reserves the right to change its admission, registration, graduation or financial requirements as necessary. Every effort will be made to provide advance information regarding such changes.

Student Academic Responsibility

Students are solely responsible for assuring that their academic program complies with the policies of the University. Advisors are provided to assist students in planning their academic program and they assist with course selection and registration. Advisors are not authorized to change established policy of the University. The Provost’s Office must confirm any advice that is at variance with established policy.

Degree Requirements: Bachelor

To receive a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree at Alvernia, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 123 semester credits. The total may vary according to the major program. Students must achieve a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in their major field and a 2.0 cumulative GPA in all completed courses. Please note that specific majors may carry higher GPA requirements. Further, all required courses must be passed. See program descriptions and courses of study in the academic catalog for any program-specific grade point requirements. With the exception of the Degree Completion Program, all Bachelor Degree candidates must complete 45 of their last 60 credits at Alvernia University. Transfer students must complete twelve credits in the major and nine in the minor at Alvernia.

Any students requesting a variance from degree requirements must petition the Academic Standards Committee in writing and should submit supporting documents from their academic advisors as well as from the relevant departments. Contact the Registrar’s Office for the Academic Standards Committee information.

All students are encouraged to participate in Commencement exercises, which are held in May and December (a fee is charged for commencement). August and December graduates walk in the December Commencement exercises and May graduates walk in the May Commencement exercises. Seniors must submit the Graduation Application Form to the Registrar’s Office as follows: October 1, for May Graduation; December 1, for summer graduation; March 1, for December graduation.

Degree Requirements: Associate

To receive an Associate of Science degree at Alvernia University, a student must complete a minimum of 65 semester credits. The total semester credits may vary according to the major department. Associate degree students interested in working toward a Bachelor’s degree must complete the Associate degree before accumulating credits toward the Bachelor’s degree. Students must achieve a 2.0 GPA in their major field and a 2.0 cumulative GPA in all completed courses. Further, all required courses must be passed. See program descriptions and courses of study in the catalog for any program-specific grade point requirements. All Associate Degree candidates must complete 30 of their last 36 credits at Alvernia. Transfer students must complete a minimum of nine credits in their major.

Any students requesting a variance from degree requirements must petition the Academic Standards Committee in writing and should submit supporting documents from their academic advisors as well as from the relevant departments.

All students are encouraged to participate in Commencement Exercises, which are held in May and December. Graduation Application Forms must be filed in the Registrar’s Office as follows: October 1, for May graduation; December 1, for summer graduation; March 1, for December graduation.




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