To receive an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree, a cumulative Florida Tech grade point average of 2.0 or higher is required. In the case of a student seeking two or more associate or bachelor’s degrees (see “Dual Majors and Additional Degrees”), a program GPA of at least 2.0 is required in each program for which a degree is awarded, as well as the overall GPA of at least 2.0 that is required for the award of any associate or bachelor’s degree (see “Grade Point Average” for the definitions of program and overall GPA).
A student is not permitted to graduate unless all financial obligations have been satisfied. All program requirements must be completed no later than 24 hours before commencement exercises. Program requirements completed after the deadline will cause a delay in the awarding of the degree.
Students should petition to graduate and attend the commencement ceremony for the term program requirements are met. Melbourne campus and extended studies students attend the spring ceremony if requirements are met in spring and the fall ceremony if the requirements are met in summer or fall. Florida Tech Online students participate in the Melbourne commencement ceremony in spring if they satisfy requirements during Spring-1 or Spring-2 and the fall commencement ceremony if they satisfy requirements during Summer-1, Summer-2, Fall-1 or Fall-2.
All required documentation such as course substitution forms, transfer credit, defense or final program examinations must be received by the graduation office (undergraduates) or the Office of Graduate Programs (graduate students) by the second Monday before the end of the semester in order for the candidate to participate in the commencement ceremony.
Melbourne Campus and Extended Studies Students
A student planning to receive any degree must petition to graduate no later than the date shown in the academic calendar appropriate to their admission status (Melbourne campus or extended studies). Students petitioning after the due date are subject to a late fee and may not be able to graduate as planned because of insufficient time to verify completion of requirements.
Florida Tech Online Students
An online student planning to receive any degree must petition to graduate no later than Friday of the 5th week of the term prior to the intended graduation term, which may be the term classes are completed. It is possible to petition late with the payment of a late fee. Late petitions will not be accepted within three days of commencement exercises. The student may forego the late fee by petitioning for the following term.