All candidates for degrees and certificates must file formal applications during the last academic term before graduation with the deans of their respective colleges on forms obtained at the Office of the University Registrar or the appropriate dean’s office. Applications must be filed by the third week of the fall or spring semester in which the degree is to be awarded or within the first 10 days of the first summer session. If the student is not enrolled during the first summer session, the application must be filed within the first week of the second summer session for the student to graduate at the summer commencement.
Graduating students must come by the Undergraduate Advisement Office (Room 301) and complete an AS-126 form. The "Application for Degree or Certificate" form will be reviewed by an adviser and will be submitted on your behalf to the Registrar's Office.
To further review the graduation policies for USC, visit the bulletin's website.
Graduation With Honors (From 2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin)
To graduate with such honors, a student must have earned at least 60 credit hours applicable toward the degree in residence at the university or 30 credit hours for an associate degree. Graduation with honors will be based on a student’s Total Institutional GPA. Honors designators are determined at the time of graduation and may not be applied retroactively.
The following designations indicate a consistently high level of academic achievement at USC.
Baccalaureate Degree Designations
- Summa Cum Laude: a cumulative GPA of 3.95 - 4.00
- Magna Cum Laude: a cumulative GPA of 3.75 - 3.949
- Cum Laude: a cumulative GPA of 3.50 - 3.749
The honors policy for other bulletin years (the year you began at USC), can be found in their respective bulletin.