Graduation Information

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Graduation Applications

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation. For late applications, please skip to the next section. If you are submitting your application on time, please follow the steps below.

  1. Go to the following website: webadvisor.ashland.edu
  2. Log into Webadvisor.
  3. Click on “Students”.
  4. Under the sub-heading “Academic Profile” click on “Application for Graduation”.
  5. Follow the prompts as they appear on the screen and click “Submit”.

Once you complete the application in Webadvisor an email will be sent to your Ashland University email account containing the application confirmation. Should you need assistance you may contact our Information Technology Department directly at 419.289.5405.

Degree Applications: 

An application for graduation is to be filed with the Office of Records and Registration within the time specified in the Registrar‘s calendar. Failure to submit an application will result in the student's inability to participate in commencement or to have their degree confirmed on their transcript. Student's submitting their degree applications after the conferral deadline will not be included in the commencement program and will not be permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students who are changing their participation status in commencement ceremony must notify the Office of Records and Registration before the conferral deadline.

All coursework, including transfer, independent study, internship, etc. is to be complete before the conferral date. Students who have applied for conferral but have not met all requirements will be conferred on the next available conferral date. Final determination of conferral date is the decision of the Office of Records and Registration . In no case will a degree be posted to a transcript or diploma issued prior to the scheduled conferral date.

Application for Graduation Deadlines:

 
The University has three conferment dates: one in December, one in May and one in August.  There is a December ceremony which August and December graduates may attend, as well as a May ceremony for all May graduates.  In order to have the degree status listed on a transcript; students must apply for graduation (December, May, or August) by the appropriate deadline.  Diplomas will be mailed to students following the commencement ceremony, upon degree completion. Diplomas for students completing their degree in the Summer term will be mailed the first week of September, upon degree completion.
Applications for degree are accepted on the following schedule:
  • By November 1, 2019 for December Conferral
  • By April 3, 2020 for May Conferral
  • By July 31, 2020 for August Conferral

**If you need to apply for graduation and the deadline is past, you must complete a hard copy of the graduation application. Paper applications may be requested by contacting the Records and Registration Office at:  regis@ashland.edu or 419-289-5633

Ashland University Commencement Policy:

May Commencement and Conferral- Students with a May conferral date are permitted to walk in the May commencement, provided that they have a documented plan for degree completion; degree evaluation must have a status of "pending" or students must have arranged transfer credit through the Office of Records and Registration. Latin honors will be published in the commencement program based upon the previous Fall term. Student's final Latin honors will be printed on the diploma and transcript based on all grades. Students with May conferral will be printed in the current commencement program only.

August Conferral- Students to be conferred for August are permitted to walk in the December commencement. Students with an August conferral date will be published in the December commencement program only. Latin honors will be published in the commencement program based on final grades. Student's final Latin honors will be printed on the diploma and transcript based on all grades. Diplomas for August graduates will be mailed after conferral.

December Commencement and Conferral- Students with a December conferral date are permitted to walk in the December commencement, provided that they have a documented plan for degree completion; degree evaluation must have a status of "pending" or students must have arranged transfer credit through the Office of Records and Registration. Latin honors will be published in the commencement program based upon final grades. Student's final Latin honors will be printed on the diploma and transcript based on all grades. Students with December conferral will be printed in the current commencement program only.

Undergraduate Graduation Policies:

Course Requirements and Grade Point Average:

  • A candidate for a baccalaureate degree must have completed all the course and proficiency requirements for that particular degree and must earn not less than 120 semester hours (60 hours for associate degree, 150 hours for dual degree students) of college work with a grade point average of not less than 2.0. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, and Bachelor with a Major in Musice Education degrees require an overall gpa of 2.5 (note other Bachelor of Music degrees do not require a gpa of 2.5). The grade point average in the candidate's major field must be at least 2.25 or 2.5 in certain majors.
  • Any student listed in the graduation program who has failed to complete these requirements will not receive a diploma until all requirements are fully met. 

Residence Requirement (Academic): 

A candidate for a degree must take a minimum of 30 semester hours at Ashland University. The last 12 hours of coursework and at least one half of the student‘s work in his/her major field must be taken at Ashland University. A minimum of 50 hours must be earned at a four-year college or university.

Graduate Graduation Policies:

Course Requirements and Grade Point Average:

  • A candidate for a graduate degree must have completed all the course and proficiency requirements for that particular degree and should consult their academic advisor to verify eligibility prior to completing their application for graduation.
  • Any student listed in the graduation program who has failed to complete these requirements will not receive a diploma until all requirements are fully met. 

IMPORTANT GRADUATION DATES

August Graduation

August 23-Online App Deadline

December Graduation

November 1-Online App Deadline & Last Day to Have Name in Commencement Program   

November 14-Grad Fair 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  

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Nov 1 Graduate
Nov 1 Senior
Nov 4 Juniors
Nov 7 Sophomores
Nov 8 Freshmen Honors, Athletes, LLC
Nov 11 Freshmen General (7:30am)

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