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Graduation Requirements

Applying for Graduation


Request a Duplicate Diploma

Graduation Rate Disclosure

Graduation and Degree Conferral Policy

Graduation Requirements

Graduation from Clarion University with a baccalaureate or associate degree requires successful completion of all specified major, degree, and university requirements outlined by the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Business Administration; the College of Education and Human Services; the School of Nursing and Allied Health; or Clarion University / Venango Campus.

Undergraduate students must successfully complete a minimum of 120 credits (60 credits for the associate degree) with both a major and cumulative quality-point average of at least 2.00 except where the requirements of a particular program or college is higher.

All credits including transfer credits must be approved by the appropriate college dean or director, and the department chairperson of the academic area in which the degree is to be granted. A minimum of 30 of the last 45 credits required for graduation with a baccalaureate degree must be taken in residence at Clarion University. Candidates for graduation with an associate degree must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in residence at the Venango Campus in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Unless exempt, candidates for baccalaureate and associate degrees must successfully complete ENG 111 with a passing grade (education and nursing majors must earn a grade of "C" or better).

All students are responsible for knowing the major, degree, and university requirements of their respective programs. Students are advised to meet with their academic advisor on a regular basis throughout their undergraduate career.

A student at Clarion University may earn a second major within the same college of the university and within the same degree category (B.S., B.A., or B.F.A.) by completing all requirements of both major programs.  In this case, it is not necessary to meet the requirements for the baccalaureate degree, nor is a second baccalaureate degree granted.

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Diplomas will be confirmed after all grades are posted and, if applicable to your program, comprehensive/oral exams results are received and final copies of these are submitted.  All graduation requirements must be completed and any course with a grade of Incomplete or In Progress must be changed to a letter grade before your degree can be granted.  Also, all transfer credits must be received and recorded.

All holds and outstanding balances on ones account must be cleared from your record before your diploma can be released. Holds include any financial obligations to the University, including fees, parking tickets, Hreachmack loans, keys returned to Public Safety and the completion of the Perkins Exit interview.

Diplomas bear the name of your degree (ex. Bachelor of Science) and last date of the term (not the day of the commencement ceremony).  Your academic transcript will include all majors, minors, and academic honors.

Diplomas will be mailed to students, who have been cleared for graduation, approximately 8 weeks after grades are processed.

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Requesting a Duplicate Diploma

Duplicate diplomas may be requested by submitting a written request along with a $15 fee made payable to Clarion University of PA.

Your request should include:

  • Name as you would like to appear on your diploma
  • Clarion ID or Social Security #
  • Complete mailing address
  • Date of graduation & degree
  • Daytime telephone number
  • Your signature

Mail requests to the following address:

  • Registrar's Office
    Clarion University of PA
    840 Wood Street
    Clarion, PA  16214

Processing time for duplicate diplomas will vary depending on the date the request is received.

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Graduation Rate Disclosure

The following information is provided in accordance with Public Law 101-542, the "Student Right-to-Know Act".

Clarion University's graduation rate has been consistently and significantly higher than national averages for comparable institutions.  The most recent graduation rate, which is for full-time baccalaureate students who enroll for the first time at Clarion University in the 2007 Fall Semester, was 52.9%.

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Registrar's Office, 122 Carrier Hall, Clarion, PA  16214
814-393-2229 (Phone)  814-393-2039 (Fax)