May 19, 2024  
Academic Policies 
    
Academic Policies

Participation in Commencement Exercises


In order to participate in Commencement, a student must:

  • be enrolled in all remaining required courses by the last day to add/drop a course for that semester;
  • have the minimum cumulative GPA required for the respective major;
  • have satisfied the senior comprehensive exam/portfolio requirement; and
  • have exited or are on track to exit University College (predicated on courses currently enrolled).

A student who fails or withdraws from one required course (a lecture with a concurrently required lab constitutes one course for the purpose of this policy) during that last semester may be allowed to participate in Commencement.

Grades from institutions other than the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff may not be available in time to confirm participation eligibility. Students approved to enroll at another institution must submit an official transcript to the Registrar’s Office at least five business days prior to Commencement. CLEP scores must be received in the Registrar’s Office at least five business days prior to Commencement.

Disclaimer: Participation in Commencement Exercises is not a conferral of degree. The degree will be conferred at the conferment following the completion of all requirements and not before.