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Graduation and Degree Requirements

All requirements outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the current Bridgewater State University Catalog must be completed to qualify for degree conferral. For full details, see University Catalog/Academic Policies/Undergraduate Academic Policies/Awarding of Undergraduate Degrees.

All students who intend to graduate must:

  1. Have a degree audit where all of your program requirements are complete, in-progress, or have documentation for an allowable exception.

    Those exceptions being:
    • Transfer coursework in-progress (requires completed Request for the Transfer of Undergraduate Credit Taken after Admission form and proof of registration).
    • Course repeat in-progress.
    • Course with Incomplete (IN) grade in-progress and to be completed at the end of the semester.
    • Course substitution or waiver pending (requires completed Core or Major/Minor Course Substitution/Waiver form).
    • Registration pending for Internship, Directed Study, or Research course (requires completed Registration form.
    • Registration pending for Student Teaching.
    • Low cumulative, major or minor Grade Point Average (GPA) to be raised to the required level by the end of the semester.

    Note: Planned or pending CLEP credits are not an allowable exception.

  2. Submit all required Degree Application paperwork (only available in the Registrar's Office) and supporting documentation to the Registrar's Office according to the following deadlines:
    Summer (August) Degree Completion April 15
    Winter (December) Degree Completion August 1
    Spring (May) Degree Completion December 20
  3. Please complete and submit all required forms as soon as you enroll in your final courses to ensure a timely review of your degree status.


Participation in the Commencement Ceremony is open to students who completed their requirements the previous August or December, and those completing their requirements in May or August. Those who will be completing requirements in August must indicate on their Degree Application that they intend to participate and must meet required criteria. Students who will be participating in Commencement must resolve all financial obligations with Student Accounts. Students with outstanding balances will not be permitted to participate in commencement activities and/or receive their diploma or transcript unless their student account balance is paid in full.


Conferral of a degree occurs when the Registrar finalizes your academic record and confirms that all requirements have been satisfied. Diplomas are not distributed at the commencement ceremony and are only produced after the final clearance process has been completed for all students. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not constitute conferral of the degree. Similarly, inclusion of your name in such publications as the commencement program does not confirm eligibility for the degree.

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