A18.4 Requirements for Graduation


Effective Date: September, 15 2015
Last Reviewed: September, 15 2015

It is the personal responsibility of the student to ensure that all academic requirements in general education and in major and minor programs are satisfactorily completed.

The requirements for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are the following:

  1. Satisfactory completion of all course requirements including general education courses, major courses, and any declared minor courses.
  2. Proof of a grade of “C” or higher for each transfer course, including those from Stonehill sponsored programs (both abroad and domestic), or those taken as part of SACHEM or any other consortia agreement. Evidence of satisfactory completion must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the due date for final senior grades.
  3. A cumulative grade point average of a 2.00 or above. A student who fails to achieve the minimum 2.00 average at the end of the fourth year may be granted one additional semester to achieve it.
  4. Beginning with the Class of 2019, a GPA of 2.00 or above in all declared majors and minors.
  5. For students in the Classes of 2014 – 2017: satisfactory completion of a minimum of 120 credits, at least 60 of which must be taken at Stonehill. Beginning with students in the Class of 2018: satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 credits, at least 62 of which must be taken at Stonehill.
  6. Beginning with the Class of 2015, students must spend at least eight semesters in full-time attendance, unless the period is reduced by advanced standing credit from another institution. A student who wishes to graduate in fewer than the expected eight semesters should petition for accelerated degree completion no later than the end of the first-semester of the junior year. This requirement does not apply to students attending part-time.
  7. Enrollment in the College or a College-sponsored program for at least two years, one of which is the final year.
  8. Have a completed Application for Graduation on file in the Registrar’s Office.

The student is responsible for payment of all financial obligations to the College, and diplomas and academic transcripts are withheld until such obligations have been satisfied.

Degrees ordinarily are conferred by the College at the public commencement exercises. Candidates for degrees are to be present at these exercises unless excused by the Office of Academic Affairs.