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Graduation Information

   

Undergraduates

    • 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.
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    • Application for graduation must be completed online through Banner Self Service at least two semesters prior to completing the requirements of the degree.  
    • Instructions for How to Apply for Graduation Using Banner Self Service (PDF)     
Frequently Asked Questions for Applying for graduation Online.
      1. 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.
      2. 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.
      3. 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.   
   

Graduates     

    • 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
    • Instructions for How to Apply for Graduation Using Banner Self Service (PDF)
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    • Students are advised to consult with their departmental advisor for the processing of the graduate summary form.
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Both Graduates and Undergraduates

           
    • Complete the application for graduation online through Banner Self Service
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    • Complete exit survey on OneStop.
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    • Check banner for holds.  This will delay the mailing of the diploma.
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    • For more information regarding graduation services, please e-mail Amy Bissette Barber at bissettea@ecu.edu.
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