Degrees or non-degrees are conferred by the University only on those who have met the following requirements:
Completion of the specified requirements in the curriculum in which the student is enrolled.
Residence for at least two (2) years or 50% of the total units in a given program.
No student shall be recommended for graduation unless he has satisfied all academic and other requirements prescribed for graduation.
Each student shall file his application for graduation upon enrollment in the second semester with the Office of the Dean concerned and the Registrar. Three (3) weeks after the opening of classes for the second semester, the Dean or his duly authorized representative shall submit to the Registrar a list of candidates for graduation.
The Registrar in consultation with the Chairman of the Department concerned shall examine deficiencies that will qualify a candidate for graduation. Should there be any question about any candidate for graduation, his name shall not be deleted from the list, but footnotes to that effect shall be made in case there are complaints.
Ten (10) weeks before the end of the last semester, the Registrar shall publish a complete list of duly qualified candidates for graduation. All candidates for graduation shall have their deficiencies cleared and their records completed thirty (30) days before the date of graduation.
The diploma, transcript of records and certification shall be issued upon the completion of the clearance for graduating students, and payment of necessary fees.
Graduation with Honors
Students who complete their courses with the following averages, computed on the basis of units shall be graduated with honors:
Cum Laude ................................1.50 - 1.75
Magna Cum Laude ......................1.25 - 1.49
Summa Cum Laude .....................1.00 - 1.24
In the case of students taking courses with a prescribed length of less than four years, he shall be graduated "With Honors".
Any student who is a candidate for graduation "With Honors" must have completed at least 75 % of the total number of academic units or hours required for graduation and must have been in residence prior to graduation. He must have taken a normal prescribed load of not less than 15 credit units each semester and must have no failing grades.
Commencement and Baccalaureate Exercises
The University shall have one commencement exercise for the tertiary level, a regular graduation at the end of the school year.
Attendance at general commencement exercises is encouraged. Graduating students who cannot participate in the general commencement exercises due to justifiable reasons must apply for a graduation in "absentia" with the Office of the Registrar at least ten (10) days before the commencement exercises.
Candidates for graduation for degree or non-degree courses shall be required to wear the prescribed academic attire during the baccalaureate service and commencement exercises.