You made it.
Congratulations! You've spent several years working toward this moment, and it's finally here.
So, invite your family, friends, boss and co-workers to witness one of the most important events of your life: your graduation.
Pre-Commencement and Commencement
You may complete your degree at the end of any one of our five terms. You may elect to participate in the University's May Pre-Commencement and Commencement depending on the term in which the diploma is awarded. If you plan to complete your degree in the summer term, you may participate in the May Pre-Commencement ceremonies provided you are within six credit hours of completing your degree. More information on the Pre-Commencement and Commencement ceremonies can be found at the University's Commencement webpage.
Application for Degree - Undergraduate Students
During your senior year, you need to submit an application for degree to the School for Professional Studies. After we receive it, we will complete a graduation audit. The audit confirms that you have met the minimum overall GPA of 2.0, the minimum number of credit hours for the degree, specific course requirements of the degree, and that your transfer courses are congruent with our transfer policy. To complete an application for degree, please fill out the online form.
Application for Degree - Graduate Students
If you're close to graduating from a master's program, you'll need to submit a Graduate Education Application for Degree.
Graduation with honors requires a minimum of 54 credit hours earned at Saint Louis University. Awards are announced at the time of commencement as follows: Cum Laude for a GPA of 3.5 and above, Magna cum Laude for a GPA of 3.7 and above, and Summa cum Laude for a GPA of 3.9 and above. Honors in the official commencement book will be calculated based on GPA at the end of the Fall semester. Diploma honors will be awarded based on a student's final GPA.