All students expecting to complete their programs of study (either certificate of employability, certificate of occupational training, certificate of completion, associate of arts, associate of science, or associate of applied science) must file an application for graduation by the correct deadline. Failure to submit the application prior to the deadline date may result in processing delays and/or require the student to graduate with the next scheduled graduation class. Refer to the University Calendar at the back of this catalog for application deadline dates.

Students who file an application for graduation before the close of the semester preceding the expected completion date will be notified in writing of requirements needed to complete that program of study. The application must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office.

In addition, any student with 45 or more credit hours will be reviewed by Advising Services and by the instructional units for eligibility for graduation. After all degree requirements have been evaluated, Advising Services and the instructional units will notify Admissions and Records of any additional students who are eligible for program completion and graduation.

At the end of the semester in which the student is eligible to graduate, diplomas will be ordered and students will be notified through the ENMU-Roswell campus email system of their final graduation status. Diplomas will be mailed to graduation students approximately eight to ten (8-10) weeks after the end of the semester. Degrees will be posted at the same time diplomas are ordered. Students wishing to participate in commencement ceremonies and have their names published in the graduation program or newspaper must state so on their application for graduation.

Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in order to meet graduation requirements.

NOTE: Participation in graduation ceremonies does not constitute meeting certificate and degree requirements. Completion of certificate and degree requirements will be verified once final semester grades have been posted.

Graduating with Honors

Graduation honors are awarded based on the student’s CAREER GPA. Career GPA is determined by combining the cumulative GPA of all Eastern New Mexico University courses AND the cumulative GPA of all course work completed at other institutions. For pre-graduation publicity and commencement material, “HONORS” status will be determined at the end of the semester preceding graduation.

Honors are awarded to students who graduate with a career cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 or higher. The notation “WITH HONORS” will be printed on the diplomas and posted on the transcripts of all such students.