April 18, 2017
by Betsy Chapman
From the Office of Academic Advising:
Is your student scheduled to graduate in May, but worried that s/he won’t meet one or more criteria required to be eligible?
Once final grades have been submitted, if a student finds that s/he is not eligible for May graduation (120 total hours, all major/minor requirements complete, all GPAs above 2.0), s/he may still be eligible to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Students who have completed at least 112 hours, have a GPA above 2.0 (cumulative & major), and have no outstanding judicial sanctions, are eligible to participate in Commencement.
Students should apply as soon as possible – if it is already known that s/he will not be graduating, s/he should apply now!
If it is found that a student will not be eligible to graduate once final grades have come out, s/he should apply that day due to the very short turnaround between the release of final grades and the Commencement ceremony.
Students can apply to participate in Commencement through Sarah Dale in the Registrar’s Office.
For more information on how to contact the Office of Family Engagement, please visit our contact page.
One of the most important ways parents and families can help their students in college is by encouraging them to solve their own problems. Please bookmark or print out this Stop, Drop, and Roll flyer so you have it when your student contacts you with a problem. Also, the flyer lists contact information for urgent and serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.
The Office of Family Engagement provides information and support to Wake Forest parents, guardians, grandparents, and family members. The office maintains the Family Engagement Page of the Wake Forest website, which is the primary vehicle of communication with families, as well as our Facebook and Twitter presence.