graduation


Graduation Information

Graduation Recognition Ceremony (College of Business)
University Commencement (ECU)

Getting Ready for Graduation

Each student must meet with their advisor two semesters prior to the actual graduation date to review the remaining requirements and complete the senior summary. At that time, the advisor will give you an "Application for Graduation" to complete and return to the Registrar's Office. You can contact the Advising Center at (252) 328-5571 to schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Degree Requirements

All requirements must be met by the official graduation date of East Carolina University. A student may expect to be allowed to obtain a degree in accordance with the requirements set forth in the regulations in force when he or she enters the university or under subsequent regulations published while he or she is a student. However, a student is restricted in choice to the requirements of one specific catalog. Undergraduate students who enter the university under the regulations of a catalog have a period of five years, inclusive and continuous, in which to claim the degree requirements of that catalog.

Students pursuing a second undergraduate degree must select a catalog issued no more than three years prior to completion of the second degree program. In order to graduate, all students must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a GPA of 2.0 in the major. If a student completes required courses in his or her major and takes other courses in that field as electives, these additional courses as well as cognate courses will be counted in computing the major GPA. Grades made on courses taken at other colleges and universities will not be considered except in the calculation of graduation with honors, but official transcripts must be on file in the Office of the Registrar.

Degrees with Distinction

Based on all work attempted at all higher education institutions throughout the students’ academic career and without regard to institutional practices which substitute or “forgive” grades, three levels of distinction are granted to graduating undergraduate students as follows:

“Summa Cum Laude” for a cumulative average of 3.90
“Magna Cum Laude” for a cumulative average of 3.60
“Cum Laude” for a cumulative average of 3.50

First Undergraduate Degree

Degrees with distinction are granted to transfer students under the following conditions. The student must complete through enrollment in East Carolina University at least one-half the minimum number of hours required for the degree. The student must have the required average on all work taken through enrollment in East Carolina University. The student must have a cumulative average that meets the requirements for the appropriate degree with distinction on all work attempted (all ECU and transfer work, including courses where the grade replacement policy has been applied). If transfer work includes grades of D or F, those grades will be included in the calculation for degrees of distinction.

Second Undergraduate Degree

Second undergraduate degrees with distinction are awarded under the following conditions. The student must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours through enrollment in East Carolina University. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on course work for the second degree and a cumulative average that meets the requirement for the degree with distinction on all course work attempted for the first degree as well as for the second degree. If transfer work includes grades of D or F, those grades will be included in the calculation for degrees of distinction.

Senior Survey

Every Senior is required to complete a Senior Survey that allows you to evaluate our institutional performance. You can complete the survey on Onestop. Your application for graduation is not complete until the survey is complete.

Summer Graduation

If you are graduating in the summer, you have a choice of walking in the spring or fall.

All students must reply online at http://www.ecu.edu/business/graduation.cfm to particpate in the College of Business Graduate Recognition Ceremony.