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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 Mason Gross School of the Arts Degree Requirements Graduation  


Degrees are conferred at the Mason Gross School of the Arts Convocation and the annual university commencement ceremony every May. Degrees are issued to students via postal mail by the university upon recommendation of the faculty and Office for Advising and Student Success once all degree requirements are completed and final grades are posted on the transcript.

The bachelor's degree is conferred with the distinction summa cum laude for graduates with a Rutgers cumulative grade-point average of 3.850 or higher; magna cum laude for those with an average of 3.700 or higher; and cum laude for those with an average of 3.500 or higher. Averages are not rounded to the next higher number in the calculation of honors.

Students graduating in August may request to participate in the commencement ceremonies the preceding spring if they have 6 or less credits to complete their degree and present the dean's office with an academic plan for completion by the August graduation deadline.

Students graduating in January are invited and encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremonies at the completion of the subsequent spring semester.

Degrees are conferred in absentia when the candidate has advised the registrar in advance of their inability to attend commencement. Diplomas are withheld from all students whose financial or library accounts are not cleared.

Students who complete courses at other institutions or return to Rutgers to complete degree deficiencies must notify the Mason Gross Dean's Office of their completion by submitting official transcripts and completing a diploma application.

Post-Obitum Award of Degree. In the unfortunate event of the death of a student who has enrolled in the Mason Gross School of the Arts as a senior in good standing, requests will be considered for the awarding of the degree that was being earned. The request may be submitted in writing to the Assistant Dean for Advising & Student Success.

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