Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate Students

It is the responsibility of the student to meet all requirements for graduation. Students are eligible for the bachelor's degree when they have fulfilled the following requirements:

  1. They must have completed the minimum designated credit amount of their degree program. These credits must include the requirements for a major and a minor in an academic area, in addition to the general core curriculum requirements and completion of an approved Experiential Learning Requirement.
  2. Students must have at least a 2.00 grade point average.
  3. Students are required to complete 45 of the required credits for graduation at BW.
  4. Students must successfully complete the comprehensive examinations if required by the major department.
  5. Students must participate in any assessment activities for which they have been selected unless they have been excused by the Assessment Director.
  6. Students must file an application for graduation no later than the beginning of the semester preceding the one in which they expect to graduate. Applications are available in My Records.

Graduate Students

Graduate student requirements for graduation vary by program. Please consult with your department.

Graduation with Honors

Honors are based on all undergraduate work at Baldwin Wallace. Graduate students are not eligible for graudation with honors.

In order to receive a diploma with academic honors, a student must have completed at least 45 credit hours at Baldwin Wallace in courses graded A+ through F. Transfer students are eligible to graduate with honors provided their grade point average earned at Baldwin Wallace meets the stated minimum requirements.

Candidates for academic honors at the end of the senior year are recognized at Commencement. Eligibility is determined by the completion of the minimum designated credit amount of their degree program with the following minimum grade point averages:

  • For a degree cum laude 3.60
  • For a degree magna cum laude 3.75
  • For a degree summa cum laude 3.90

Please Note:

Graduating seniors are expected to attend the Commencement exercises.

All financial obligations to the University must have been met in order to recieve your diploma and/or transcript.