Records & Registration

Graduation Eligibility Notification

Students who meet graduation eligibility requirements will be notified of their pending graduation through their Rowan-Cabarrus email account. Any student who believes they are eligible for graduation, but has not received notification shortly after midterm, should see their program chair or advisor.  Students that enroll in courses for the second minimester to complete their program of study should receive notification within three week of the first day of the minimester.

Upon notification from the Registrar’s office, students will be directed to complete the required Graduation Information form.  To have your name printed in the Spring 2018 Commencement program, you must submit the form by April 25. Students completing their program of study in the summer semester must be enrolled in their final courses by April 20 to have their name printed in the Commencement program.

Courses withdrawn or failed may change your program status and graduation eligibility. We strongly encourage you to meet with your program chair or advisor for guidance.

The Registrar’s office completes graduation processes several weeks after final grades have been posted.  Students meeting graduation requirements will be notified by email. Award documents – Degree, Diploma, Certificate – will be mailed four to six weeks after the final evaluations are complete. Before sending out transcripts, students should check to make sure graduation has been posted.

Grade of Incomplete

Any student receiving a grade of “I” (Incomplete) for a course that will determine graduation eligibility for the current term needs to satisfactorily complete the course by the middle of the following semester.

  • Summer, October 15
  • Fall, March 15
  • Spring, June 15

Delayed Graduation Request

Students completing the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts or Associate in Engineering who have a valid reason to delay graduation may submit an appeal to postpone graduation for one semester.  The request must be sent to no later than the first day of the semester following the semester that program requirements are completed.