Graduation and Transcripts
Students are responsible for observing the requirements for the chosen degree and major and the proper sequence of courses and other requirements.
Students whose enrollments are interrupted for at least four consecutive semesters will forfeit the automatic right to use the requirements in effect at the time of original matriculation. One-Stop Student Services, in consultation with faculty in the student's major, will review these cases on an individual basis.
In addition to fulfilling all requirements for a degree — general education requirements, major requirements, total hours, minimum grade point average — various methods of assessing student learning are prominent on campus and participation is expected as part of general education. Each major and academic program has assessment of student learning built into it. In addition, there are college-wide assessments of college-wide outcomes such as Assessment Day testing.
Application for Graduation
In addition to fulfilling all requirements for a degree — general education requirements, major requirements, total hours, minimum grade point average — a student must file with One-Stop Student Services an Application for Graduation specifying when the student wants the degree. The degree will be awarded at the end of any term after the student has completed all requirements.
Incomplete Grades: Completing Requirements Between Terms
If a student finishes all requirements for graduation after the end of one term but before the end of the next — for example, completing an Incomplete grade — the student—s degree may be dated at the end of the earlier term if the student so specifies on the Application for Graduation. No matter how long an Incomplete grade has been pending, the date of the degree cannot be earlier than the end of the term immediately preceding completion.
Participating in Commencement
Commencement exercises are held once a year after the end of the Spring Term. All students who have completed graduation requirements during the preceding academic year and filed an Application for Graduation may participate and receive their diplomas. Students who have not completed all requirements for graduation but anticipate doing so by the end of the MacMurray summer session may also participate in Commencement. Exceptions for students planning to graduate the following Fall semester may be made upon request.
An official transcript of credits may be ordered electronically through Parchment (information and instructions can be found on the One-Stop Student Services website. In accordance with the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, telephone or email requests cannot be accepted. Further information can be obtained by calling One-Stop Student Services at 217-479-7041.
A statement concerning the status of the student is part of the transcript. Any student not in good standing academically is so reported. Official transcripts will not be issued for students whose bills are unpaid or whose student loans are in default.