St. Ambrose University confers degrees three times per year (winter, spring, and summer). These dates can be found on the university Academic Calendar.
All coursework and final exams must be completed by the end of the day on either winter/spring commencement or the summer conferring date. Any classwork not completed by those dates will result in the degree being posted in a later term.
Graduation candidates who have not completed all requirements will receive an email explaining why the degree could not be awarded.
Posting of Degrees
Posting of degrees begins on the Tuesday following the official date. Most degrees will be awarded by the third week following the official date with the exception of candidates who are transferring course work from other college/universities. The date of the release of diplomas will be communicated with other graduation information.
Q: I'm taking my final course at another school. When do I need to get my transcript in so I can graduate on time?
A: It is recommended that you submit your transcript as soon as possible, preferably within one month of your graduation date. Your degree cannot be awarded until your transcript from the other school is received.
Q: If I take a Winter Session course, can I still graduate in the December class?
A: No, not if the course is required for your degree. All requirements for a December graduation must be completed by the graduation date.
Q: If I take a Summer Session course, can I still graduate in the May class?
A: No, not if the course is required for your degree. All requirements for a May graduation must be completed by the graduation date.
Q: If I'm graduating in July, may I walk in the May ceremony?
A: An undergraduate student can complete a petition to participate in the May ceremony with up to 6 credit hours pending prior to the graduation application deadline. Proof of summer registration of final requirements needed.
Q: My degree is posted, how do I order transcripts?
A: Students can request transcripts online.