I finished my last class, when will my transcript show I’ve earned my degree and when will I get my diploma?
Traditional undergraduate (daytime/ on campus) students should apply for completion one semester prior to completing all degree requirements, or when prompted to do so by the Registrar’s Office. Once you have applied, you may be contacted by your Academic Advisor or the Registrar’s Office to submit a Student Education Plan (SEP). A registration hold may be placed on your account until you have applied for program completion and/or submitted a SEP Plan.
Cohort adult undergraduate (evening/ online) students should apply for completion once they are registered for all remaining degree requirements. Once you have applied, you may be contacted by your Academic Advisor or the Registrar’s Office to submit a Student Education Plan (SEP). A registration hold may be placed on your account until you have applied for program completion and/or submitted your SEP Plan.
Graduate students should apply for program completion prior to the start of their final semester of classes. A registration hold may be placed on your account if you do not respond to prompts to apply for program completion.
Licensure and Certificate students should apply for program completion before completing their final class. Please note that licensure-only and certificate-only completers do not participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
You can find the Application for Program Completion on CSP Connect under the Advising and Student Resources tab in the Graduation channel.
YES! All students need to submit an application for program completion, even if not participating in commencement. The application is what prompts the Registrar’s Office to review your file for completion and award your degree, licensure, or certificate.
Only undergraduate degree-completing students are eligible to earn honors. Graduate students are not eligible as they must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain in their program.
Undergraduate students who complete 60 or more credits at CSP and meet the following GPA requirements will earn Latin honors:
- 3.6 – 3.74 Cum Laude
- 3.75 – 3.89 Magna Cum Laude
- 3.9 – 4.0 Summa Cum Laude
Undergraduate students who complete 59 or fewer credits at CSP and meet the following GPA requirements will earn honors:
- 3.75 – 3.89 with Distinction
- 3.9 – 4.0 with High Distinction
Honors listed in the commencement program will be estimated if your degree is not yet awarded and may change based on your final grades and cumulative GPA when your degree is awarded. The honors earned, if any, at the time your degree is awarded will be printed on your transcript and diploma. If your degree is awarded after the commencement ceremony and your estimated honors changed, you may request to exchange your medallion or pin by contacting the Registrar’s Office at 651-641-8233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The award date on your diploma will coincide with the term in which you complete your program requirements and your degree is awarded. It may not be the same date as your Commencement Ceremony.
In some cases, the date on your diploma may be later than the date that you have actually “graduated” or completed your degree requirements. If your employer or another third party requires verification that your degree is valid because of the date differential, the Registrar’s Office can write a letter to verify that your degree has been earned. Please see the “Enrollment & Degree Verification” page to submit this request.
CSP diplomas list the degree earned and honors earned, if any. Your diploma will not list your major(s) or minor(s).