Petition to Graduate
Matriculated students nearing completion of their programs should be working closely with their advisors
ensure that all degree requirements are being met and that they are in the proper curriculum. Students must
complete the required courses and credits in an approved program with a cumulative 2.00 GPA to graduate
and earn a degree or certificate.
Degree requirements include 45 credits of approved general education for the Associate in Arts degree,
general education credits for the Associate in Science degree and/or 20 general education credits for the
in Applied Science degree. Academic certificate programs must include at least 6 credits of
education course work.
All students must petition in order to be evaluated for degree or academic certificate program
completion and graduation whether they participate in commencement ceremonies or not. If upon
evaluation it is determined that a student has also met the requirements for an Academic Certificate, it will
be posted to their record for no additional cost.
Students may complete the attached Petition to Graduate form and submit it with $25 (non-refundable)
payment to the Cumberland Campus Enrollment Services Office.
All communication regarding your graduation status will be sent through student email approximately six
weeks after the application is submitted. If you are unfamiliar with your student email account, please
the IT (Information Technology) department for instructions at 856/691-8600, ext. 1411.
Petition to Graduate deadlines are as follows:
Fall 2019 and Winter 2020
August 26, 2019 – October 29, 2019 (Late applications will incur an additional $25 late fee)
Spring 2020 and all Summer sessions 2020
November 4, 2019 - February 25, 2020 (Late applications will incur an additional $25 late fee)
Commencement will be held Thursday, May 14, 2020 for all students completing degree requirements
between Sept. 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020. More information regarding commencement is forthcoming.
All persons wishing to participate in commencement should submit a petition by February 25, 2020.
Late petitioners are not guaranteed a position in commencement.
All petitioners will be invited to participate in commencement upon approval. Students who intend to
in the summer will be required to register and pay for final course work by April 10, 2020 in
order to participate
Eligible students will receive information regarding commencement and cap and gown upon evaluation
The Graduation Petition fee does not include cap and gown cost.
Your $25 petition fee covers the cost of your diploma(s). If you lose, damage, or would like to request
additional copies of your diploma, a $35 re-order fee is required.
Your name on your diploma will appear exactly as is in our system. Please verify the spelling of your
name in your WebAdvisor or Self-Service account.
Once diplomas are delivered (approx.. 6 weeks after the degree is posted), students may either (a) pick
up their diploma(s) at the Enrollment Services window during regular business hours, or (b) fill out an
electronic request form to have it mailed. Diplomas will not be
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please retain this information sheet for your records.