Office of Origin: Academic & Student Services
Date Adopted:
Date Reviewed: 10-24-08
Last Date Modified & Approved: 11-25-08

Policy Statement:

An application for graduation is required along with the applicable fee, which partially covers the cost of the application processing and associated costs. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid each time the student applies for graduation. The student must apply and pay the fee for each certificate or degree.

Commencement (cap & gown) ceremonies are held only for the May graduation date. Graduation application fees, however, are the same for either the May or December dates. December graduates may participate in the May commencement.

Students who apply for May graduation will be allowed to finish any coursework during the immediately following spring and/or summer term. May graduates who have not completed their coursework by the end of the summer term will have to re-apply (and pay again) for another graduation date.

Honors Status
A student needs at least thirty (30) semester hours at LMC with the appropriate GPA prior to the semester of graduation to qualify for Academic Recognition during the commencement ceremony.

  • Highest Honors 4.00
  • High Honors 3.75
  • Honors 3.25

However, the Honors Status identified at the time of application for graduation for eligible students will be used for purposes of the graduation ceremony only. Final Honors status is determined at the time all requirements for a degree or certificate are completed, and this final, cumulative GPA will determine Honors status on the official transcript.

Responsibility:Executive Dean, Student Services