All graduating students are encouraged to participate in the graduation ceremony which is held annually at the close of the spring semester. Students completing graduation requirements during the fall, spring, or following summer session participate in that annual event. The online Application for Graduation should be completed no later than February 1.
Each individual is responsible for ascertaining that all requirements for graduation are met. Students are encouraged to request a “graduation check” from the Registrar’s Office prior to enrolling for the final semester, in addition to carefully planning their enrollment programs based on catalog and graduation check sheet requirements. Any questions concerning requirements should be clarified with the Dean or Registrar. Degree awards are recorded on the student’s permanent academic record. Transcripts are available one week after the close of each semester.
Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Sayre grants degrees “with honors” as follows: Summa Cum Laude 3.90-4.0 GPA, Magna Cum Laude 3.75-3.89 GPA, and Cum Laude 3.5-3.74 GPA. Honors standing is determined by calculating the grade point average using all credit hours attempted.