Director of Student Services
Students within a given semester who achieve a 3.75 GPA while enrolled for at least 12 or more credit hours are placed on the CADC Dean’s List. Classes graded S-U or SA, SN, U will be counted in the 12 hours only if the course is required in the student’s curriculum. The Dean’s List honor also is noted in the student’s permanent record.
Students are cleared for graduation by a dual process involving both the Registrar and CADC Office of Student Services. The Registrar verifies total credit and satisfaction of the freshman English requirement. Student Services verifies that the curriculum model and minimum GPA requirements have been met. Students should come to Student Services to begin the credit check procedure at the time they achieve senior standing.
A minimum of 25 percent of the total semester hours required for the bachelor’s degree must be earned in residence at Auburn University. As a general rule, these hours must be taken in the final year and in the school/college curriculum of graduation. Each college/school may allow a break in senior residency. Graduating seniors must pay a graduation fee to the University Bursar at the beginning of the semester of graduation. Students who owe any university fees are denied graduation until all debts are settled.
Students who do not wish to attend graduation should make arrangements to graduate in absentia with either the Registrar’s Office or contact the CADC Office of Student Services.
Students are obligated to complete the degree requirements as outlined in the curriculum model in effect when they entered Auburn. Students who change their major are put into the curriculum model that was in effect when the change of major was made. Changes in a curriculum model during a student’s matriculation can be required if the changes do not affect that portion of the model that had been completed at the time of the change. Refer to the AU Bulletin for the full policy. To earn a degree, a student must successfully complete the subjects in his/her particular curriculum model and have an overall GPA of 2.0 on all course work (this includes all attempts) taken at Auburn.
Students with a minimum overall grade average of 3.4 will graduate Cum Laude; a 3.6 will graduate Magna Cum Laude; and a 3.8 will graduate Summa Cum Laude. The distinction of high academic achievement is placed on the student’s diploma and on his/her permanent record. The average is calculated only on Auburn University courses. A total of at least ninety graded hours of course work in residence is required. Students cannot use the Grade Adjustment Policy to graduate with honors.
Seniors should meet with their advisor for a credit check and to apply for graduation one to two semesters before the anticipated graduation term. During the term of graduation, students will register for a non-credit course, UNIV-4AA0-AR1, which will generate the graduation list.