Application For Degree
A candidate for the Baccalaureate degree from Albany State University must satisfy the following requirements:
A Degree Application Card should be filed when students have thirty (30) hours or less to complete for graduation. The application may be secured from the Office of Academic Services and Registrar. On this application students must indicate intended date of graduation. Students who fail to graduate as indicated should complete another form.
Students who complete all requirements for a degree at the close of the summer, fall or spring semester will be given a statement, upon request, certifying requirements have been completed. Credits may be certified to the State Department of Education in order that the certificates to teach may be issued at any time during the school term. Degrees will be awarded pursuant to graduation.
The actual diploma will not be presented at the commencement ceremony. The student will receive a diploma cover and the diploma will be available at least four weeks following the ceremony.
Following certification of completion of all requirements, students may pick up and sign for their diploma in the Office of Academic Services and Registrar. Or, the diploma will be mailed at a time announced each semester to the address specified on the Application for Degree.
The diploma will be held for ten weeks. A student with a hold will not receive a diploma until the appropriate department removes the hold and the Office of Academic Services and Registrar is notified by the department placing the hold.
Although we exert every effort to ensure that diplomas are correct, students should review the diploma carefully and advise our office immediately of any discrepancies.
There are two commencement exercises during the year, one in the fall and one in the spring.