Graduation


Graduation Requirements
Applying for Fall/Winter Intersession 2016 Graduation
Applying for Spring/Summer 2017 Graduation
Diplomas
Damaged Mailed Diploma
Request a Duplicate Diploma
Graduation Rate Disclosure
Timeline for Winter Graduation
Timeline for Spring Graduation

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, Education and Sciences; the College of Business Administration and Information Sciences; and Venango College.

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. Please refer to the Residency Policy for additional residency requirements.

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

Diplomas are mailed after completion of all degree requirements have been verified (approximately 4 weeks). 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. If you did not attend the commencement ceremony to receive a diploma cover, you may request a diploma cover in writing to the Registrar's Office 840 Wood St Clarion PA 16214 and include $3.00 for postage made payable to Clarion University.

All holds and outstanding balances on your 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), latin honors (if earned) and last date of the term (not the day of the commencement ceremony). Your academic transcript will include all majors, minors, and academic honors.

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DAMAGED MAILED DIPLOMA

If your diploma is damaged by the USPS carrier, take it to your local post office in the original mailer & request payment ($15.00 postal money order payable to Clarion University) for a replacement diploma.  If your local postmaster is not willing to cover replacement cots or the damage was caused by other factors, place damaged diploma in regular business size envelope and return it to the Registrar's Office with a request for a replacement. 

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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.   Please note:  A duplicate diploma will not be duplicate of the original. Current State System and University officers' signatures will appear on duplicate.

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 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 2009 Fall Semester, was 50%.

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Timeline for Winter Graduation

March - May 

Apply for Graduation via the paper Application for Graduation
*Please note, Fall/Winter 2016 will be the last term to apply by paper, future candidates for graduation will apply online through the MyClarion Student Center.*

Before applying for graduation, please review your degree audit to ensure that you meet all the requirements for the term you are applying.  You are responsible for making sure you have satisfied all requirements for your degree and should meet with your advisor to confirm.  If any course substitutions or waivers are needed, you should make sure those are discussed with your advisor and submitted in advance if at all possible.

First Monday in October         Deadline for your college dean to approve your Application for Graduation and to notify the Registrar's Office.

You must apply before the deadline (Oct 3rd).  Only students who applied to graduate and are approved for graduation by their advisor will be eligible to participate in commencement.  You must apply for graduation regardless of whether or not you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony.
Early November Letter with information regarding graduation sent to your campus/local address. Information is also available at the Registrar's Office.
Nov 28 Ticket distribution begins at the Becht Lobby Resource Desk. Tickets may be picked up between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you are unable to obtain your tickets in person, please contact Jen Eisenman in the Registrar's Office (814-393-2232 or jeisenman@clarion.edu) no later than December 4. Your tickets will be mailed to you or held for pick-up at rehearsal. 
 Early December  President's invitation to your family to attend Commencement.
 Dec 15 Commencement rehearsal at 4:00 p.m. in Waldo S. Tippin Gymnasium. Attendance at rehearsal is strongly encouraged.
 Dec 17  Commencement ceremony.
 Early-January  Unofficial transcripts with degree posted will be available via the MyClarion Student Center. Requests for official transcripts must include name, Clarion ID, signature, and address for forwarding transcript.
 Mid-January  Expect receipt of diploma in the mail.

Please note
:  All holds must be cleared from your record before your diploma and final transcripts can be released.  Holds include any financial obligations to the university, including fees, parking tickets, Hreachmack loans, and completion of the Perkins Exit Interview.

All graduation requirements must be completed before your diploma will be mailed.  Any course with a grade of Incomplete or In-Progress must be changed to a letter grade before your degree can be granted.  All transfer credits must be received and recorded.


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Timeline for Spring Graduation

October - December Apply for Graduation through your MyClarion Student Center.

Before applying for graduation, please review your degree audit to ensure that you meet all the requirements for the term you are applying.  You are responsible for making sure you have satisfied all requirements for your degree and should meet with your advisor to confirm.  If any course substitutions or waivers are needed, you should make sure those are discussed with your advisor and submitted in advance if at all possible.

First Monday in March Deadline to apply online.

You must apply before the deadline (March 6th).  Only students who applied to graduate and are approved for graduation by their advisor will be eligible to participate in commencement.  You must apply for graduation regardless of whether or not you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Early April Letter with information regarding graduation sent to your campus/local address. Information is also available at the Registrar's Office.
April 24
Ticket distribution begins at the Becht Lobby Resource Desk. Tickets may be picked up between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you are unable to obtain your tickets in person, please contact Jen Eisenman in the Registrar's Office +1 814 393 2232 or jeisenman@clarion.edu) no later than April 30. Your tickets will be mailed to you or held for pick-up at rehearsal.
End of April President's invitation to your family to attend Commencement.
May 11
Commencement rehearsal at 4:00 p.m. in Waldo S. Tippin Gymnasium. Attendance at rehearsal is strongly encouraged.
May 13
Commencement ceremonies.
End of May Unofficial transcripts with degree posted will be available via the MyClarion Student Center. Requests for official transcripts must include name, Clarion ID, signature, and address for forwarding transcript.
Early June Expect receipt of diploma in the mail.

Please note
:  All holds must be cleared from your record before your diploma and final transcripts can be released.  Holds include any financial obligations to the university, including fees, parking tickets, Hreachmack loans, and completion of the Perkins Exit Interview.

All graduation requirements must be completed before your diploma will be mailed.  Any course with a grade of Incomplete or In-Progress must be changed to a letter grade before your degree can be granted.  All transfer credits must be received and recorded.

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Last Updated 10/11/16