Graduating a Term Early

STUDENT HANDBOOK: Academics and Field Work Term

Normally, students require eight terms of work in order to qualify for graduation. In some instances, a student who demonstrates exceptional work in all areas of study, and particular excellence in one area, may graduate after fewer than 8 terms of study. An accumulation of credits alone does not qualify a student for early graduation, nor does financial hardship. To qualify for early graduation, a student must petition the Office of the Provost.  Petitions are reviewed only during the term preceding the anticipated final term (normally the 6th term). The student must show how the College’s standards for a liberal education will be met, including advanced work in a particular field, and the student’s record must give evidence of distinguished work. Students must still meet the credit requirements set by the College (128 credit hours).