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Graduation Information


Summer and Fall 2017 Candidates:

Applications are now being accepted for Summer and Fall 2017. 

Graduation applications for Summer 2017 can not be submitted after May 8, 2017.  Graduation applications for Fall 2017 can not be submitted after August 29, 2017

Schedule a graduation audit by contacting the Advising Center, Room 110, two semesters prior to planned graduation term (Information on audits is shown on Advisement & Registration page). Review on MyJSU the unofficial transcript and degree evaluation prior to the scheduled graduation audit.  Note any inconsistencies to discuss during the audit. 

 SBI majors must complete three exams prior to graduation:
(1)  ECE - English Competency Exam.  Eligibility requires 60 earned semester hours and completion of EH 101 and 102 with minimum grade of C in each course.  Graduation will not occur in same semester of first attempt of ECE.  Plan ahead!! The ECE should be completed prior to the audit. If you have to remediate the ECE, know the test dates AND have remediation completed prior to the test date.  If you do not remediate, you will not be eligible to retake the ECE. 
ECE link:

(2)  EEP - ETS Proficiency Profile.  Eligibility requires 90 earned semester hours. EPP - not the same as SBI Business Test - registration and dates may be found at the following link:   Any student who does not register and take the EPP during the scheduled testing period must schedule a make-up test date and will incur a $50 late registration fee.  The EPP is a University requirement for graduation.

(3)  SBI Business Test - Major Field Exam administered in graduating semester and in accordance  with AACSB International accreditation standards.
Registration information and dates for the SBI Business Test each Fall and Spring will be shown below by semester. Register online via the link provided on the SBIA homepage.

Applications for Degree are available in 110 Merrill, SBI Advising Center and online ( 

Items such as rings, graduation announcements, etc., may be purchased online through Josten's or at the JSU Bookstore on campus.  Caps and gowns are also available at the JSU Bookstore.  Price is approximately $43.

If you do not wish to participate in the Commencement ceremony, you must complete and submit the Excused From Walking Form ( 

Late applications are not accepted for current term when submitted after deadline. 
Once you have completed an audit/application, please contact Mrs. Haas if there are any changes in your graduation plans.

Additional information:

 SBI BUSINESS TEST INFORMATION:  Mrs. Haas will send an email with a link to register for this exam.  The email is sent 1 month before the testing dates.
Commencement Rehearsal/Ceremony Info at this link:

Students should see Ms. McGhee, 110 Merrill, or email Mrs. Haas ( to schedule a graduation audit.  Audit times are 9:00 am through 11:00 am and 1:30 pm through 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday.  Those students who attend 100% online or 100% evening classes should email Mrs. Haas ( for audit instructions.


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