In order to graduate, a student shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 for the total of all college-level credit attempted at William Jessup University. Specific degree program requirements must be met, including appropriate internship requirements.
Minimum Credits for Graduation
Candidates for graduation must accumulate a minimum of 128 semester units according to the prescribed courses for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, 64 semester units for the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree, and 24-32 units for a Ministry Certificate. All those who seek a degree from WJU must fulfill the University’s general education requirements, either by transfer credit or by courses taken in residency. A maximum of 70 units may be earned toward a bachelor degree through community college, CLEP, DANTES, AP, and IB.
All those who seek a degree from WJU must fulfill the University’s general education requirements, either by transfer credit or by courses taken in residency. A maximum of 70 units may be earned toward a bachelor degree through community college, CLEP, DANTES, AP, and IB. All course requirements must be completed by the last day of final examinations of the candidate’s final semester. All CLEP and DANTES scores must be received by December 31 to apply toward May commencement.
All students must satisfy the current scholarship requirement. All bachelor degree seeking students must complete a minimum of 36 upper division units. No degree, diploma, or certificate may be granted to a candidate unless all general core and department requirements have been fulfilled. If awarded in error or upon fraudulent claims which are discovered later, the degree, diploma, or certificate is immediately revoked.
Resident credit means any course which is satisfactorily completed at WJU, except credit earned by special examination or correspondence courses. A minimum of 32 units must be completed in residency to receive a degree or diploma from WJU, and a candidate for graduation must complete the last 24 semester units in uninterrupted resident credit.
Degrees are conferred three times a year – in August, December, and May – at the close of summer, fall and spring terms. The date of the diploma reflects that session during which the degree requirements were completed. One graduation or commencement ceremony is held each academic year at the close of the spring semester. Students who have completed all requirements at any time during the previous year are eligible to participate.
In order to maintain the integrity of honors granted, diplomas will be mailed after all grades and official transcripts are received for the semester of graduation.
If the original diploma is destroyed, a duplicate may be ordered by contacting the Registrar’s Office. There is a fee for the replacement diploma. The new diploma will have a reissuing date as well as bearing the signatures of the current officials.