The number of semester hours required for a baccalaureate degree at East Carolina University is typically 128 s.h. or fewer. (Any exceptions are indicated immediately following the name of the degree in the undergraduate catalog.) Students who satisfactorily complete an average of 15-16 credit hours per semester should be able to obtain their degrees in four years or eight semesters. Some factors which may extend an individual student's time for completion of a degree are averaging fewer than 15-16 credit hours per semester, repeating courses, failing to meet course prerequisites, changing majors, taking unnecessary or inappropriate courses, withdrawing from school, dropping or failing courses, adding minors and second or double majors, and becoming academically ineligible to continue enrollment. Participation in internships, practicum, cooperative education, and study abroad programs may or may not extend the number of semesters for graduation.
Application for graduation must be completed online through Banner Self Service at least two semesters prior to completing the requirements of the degree.
Frequently Asked Questions for Applying for graduation Online.
Which curriculum term do I select (step 1) when applying for graduation?
On the first step of the online graduation application process you are asked to select a Curriculum Term. Please select the term that you are currently registered in, NOT the term you are planning on graduating.
What do I do if my curriculum listed in the online graduation application process is incorrect?
STOP! DO NOT SUBMIT a graduation application. Before you can apply online you must make sure that your degree information including minors or concentrations are correct. Contact your advisor to get your degree information corrected.
When can I apply for graduation?
Undergraduates - You must have completed at least 75 s.h and in order to apply for graduation. You should try to apply at least two semesters ahead of your anticipated graduation date. Graduates - You must have completed at least 12 s.h in order to apply for graduation. You should try to apply at least one semester ahead of your anticipated graduation date.
Consult with your advisor to ensure that your DegreeWorks audit is complete or will be completed.
Application for graduation must be completed online through Banner Self Service at least one semester prior to completing the requirements of the degree as stated by the Graduate Catalog.
Students are advised to consult with their departmental advisor for the processing of the graduate summary form.
Both Graduates and Undergraduates
Complete the application for graduation online through Banner Self Service
Complete exit survey when emailed a survey link by IPAR. Call 328-9492 with questions about the survey.
Check banner for holds. This will delay the mailing of the diploma.
For more information regarding graduation services, please e-mail Amy Bissette Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org.