Students alone possess the responsibility for completing all degree requirements. Faculty advisors, the Registrar, and other administrators are available to counsel students in their progress towards degree completion, but the final responsibility remains with the student.
Application for Graduation
By the end of the seventh week of the semester (as listed on the Academic Calendar) prior to expected graduation, a senior anticipating degree completion must submit to the Office of the Registrar a completed Application for Graduation. A student is not eligible to graduate unless application is made. The application is specific to the semester of graduation; thus, failure to complete coursework in that semester requires reapplication.
Upon recommendation of the faculty and with the approval of the Board of Trustees, the degree of Bachelor of Arts is conferred upon students who have met the following requirements for graduation:
Students may graduate at the end of any term in which they complete the degree requirements. A minimum of 45% of the credits earned toward the degree must be completed at PHC.
The Commencement ceremony is held each May. Information regarding eligibility to participate in Commencement is found in the College Catalog. The Registrar will asses and send notification of eligibility status for all students with an Application for Graduation on file by the end of February. Conferral of a degree at Commencement will only be made to students confirmed by the Office of the Registrar to have completed all degree requirements.
Patrick Henry College graduates will be honored for high cumulative academic achievement. Earned honors are reflected on official transcripts.
Required Cumulative GPA
|Summa cum Laude||3.85-4.00|
|Magna cum Laude||3.75-3.84|
High academic achievement in the major field of study will also be honored:
Required Major GPA