Undergraduate Graduation Standards
Graduation Application (PDF)
For graduation a student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 and receive grades of C- or better in all courses required for the major and minor, with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 in the major and minor, and complete a minimum of 122 or 130 credits depending on one's major. The School of Education and Professional Studies may have different requirements. See page 61 of the catalog.
Residence Requirements for Degree - A minimum of 45 credits "in residence" is required for a bachelor's degree. Students transferring from any college are required to take at least 15 credits in their major field and 9 credits in their minor field at Central Connecticut State University. Major and minor minimums are included in the 45-credit residence requirement. "In residence" means attending classes conducted on campus or under supervision of Central Connecticut State University.
Effective for all students matriculating on or after Fall 2010 the residency requirement for earning a degree from CCSU are:
A minimum of 30 credits taken at CCSU. The major and minor residency requirements DID NOT CHANGE. They are still 15 credits in the major and 9 credits in the minor (except for School of Business: see below). For programs with no minor, the residency requirement is still 15 credits in the major.
Programs in the School of Business require that at least 50% of the business credits needed for the business degree be earned and completed at Central Connecticut State University.
In no case will a degree be granted unless a student is matriculated for a minimum of one year at the time
Application for Graduation - A graduating student must file an Application for Graduation in the Office
of Registrar one year prior to graduation. Those expecting to complete degree requirements in May must file by May 1 of the previous year, those completing in August must file by August 1 of the previous year, and those completing in December must file by December 1 of the previous year.
Participation in Commencement Ceremonies
May candidates are invited to the May Commencement ceremony. December and August students who have graduated are invited to the following May Commencement ceremony.
Undergraduate students having more than nine (9) credit hours of work remaining will not normally be allowed to participate in Commencement ceremonies. However, in the case of extraordinary circumstances such as family or health emergencies such students may appeal to the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee. The student may be required to provide supporting documentation in making such an appeal. The decision of the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee is final.
All applications for graduation will continue to include the following statement: In submitting this application,
I understand that participation in Commencement ceremonies does not mean that I have graduated and that
I am obligated to complete all requirements listed on the curriculum sheet/program of study for my degree
in order to be awarded a diploma.
Note: Students seeking certification as teachers should submit an Application for Connecticut Certification
to the School of Education at the beginning of their last semester at CCSU.
Graduation Honors for Baccalaureate Degree
Visit our page on Graduation Honors for Baccalaureate Degrees.