Graduating Seniors

Information for Seniors

LMU graduating seniors

Congratulations seniors!

You have attained senior status in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. Senior year is an exciting time, a time to celebrate your achievements to this point in your academic career. We have created this site to inform you about resources the college and the university provides to assist you as you move ever closer to the next phase of your career.

To ensure you are ready to apply for degree, refer to the following “Graduation Checklist”. We also suggest that you review your official CAPP report via PROWL to determine if your degree requirements have been met.   

Graduation checklist

Degree Requirements

Done

Completion of minimum of 120 (124 for students who started fall 2015) semester credits

Completion of 45 upper division credits

Must be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA)

All components of the Core and Flags are complete
(graduating seniors in 2017 only need 4/6 flags with at least one writing flag)

All components of Major/minor/electives are complete

 

For Transfer students graduating in 2017, those transferring in 60 or more units need a minimum of 3 flags, those transferring in with less than 60 units will need to complete 4 flags. All students must complete at least one writing flag.

Steps to graduation

  • 1. Apply for Degree

    Apply for Degree

    A Degree Application must be filed for a student to be considered eligible for degree. Degrees are conferred during the term that all coursework is completed. Students should apply for a degree for the term in which all requirements will be met. If you are unsure about which semester to choose for your degree application, students are encouraged to meet with their advisors to ensure appropriate timing.

    Application filing deadlines can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s Graduation page.

  • 2. Check Degree Application Status

    You should wait ten business days before checking the application status. Once your application has been processed, you will receive one of four notifications on the status of your degree. You must sign into the application systems to view your application status.

    • PN- this means your CAPP report was approved and you are on track to graduate.
    • MR - CAPP shows unmet requirements
    • CN - Degree application was canceled - if your CAPP shows unmet requirements, you were not eligible for the application term. You must re-apply for your degree in the term inwhich your CAPP shows all requirements as met.
    • AC - Application was canceled - this status means that you were not eligible to apply for degree in the term you submitted. You must re-apply for the term in which your CAPP shows all requirements as met.
  • 3. Review your CAPP

    Review your CAPP report to confirm that degree and program requirements are met. Items in NOT MET status should alert you that you may not qualify to graduate and/or walk in May CommencementIt is your responsibility to read, understand, and comply with the degree requirements printed in the LMU Bulletin (Undergraduate & Graduate Degree Requirements) and to take action to address all outstanding issues before the degree-granting date.

    Run a new CAPP report every semester before you meet with your advisor. Find your CAPP: “Student Services” tab of PROWL under “Student Records.”

    Learn how to navigate your CAPP here 

  • 4. Clear university hold

    Check and clear all your university holds. A student’s hold can be viewed on PROWL by selecting “View Holds” from the Registration menu. It is important that you contact the appropriate office to clear any holds.

  • 5. Attend BCLA Senior Degree Workshops

    During the fall semester, an Academic Advisors hosts Senior Degree Workshops to go over graduation requirements to help you stay on track for graduation. Workshop dates will be posted on the BCLA Advising page.

  • 6. May Commencement

    If you will not be completing degree requirements during the current term but are interested in spring commencement, student should consult with academic advisor to resolve any outstanding degree requirements.

    *Outstanding credits - You are eligible to participate in spring commencement with no more than 30 semester hours remaining who can complete all degree requirements by the August or December 2017 semester without a unit overload in either summer session and/or the December term.

    For information on spring commencement, visit the LMU Commencement page.