Graduation Information

Read the following information carefully.  "The ultimate responsibility for understanding and completing degree and graduation requirements lies with the student."--  JSU Undergraduate Catalogue

2019-2020 Candidates for Graduation:

Fall 2019 applications are closed.  Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020.  Graduation applications for Spring 2020 are accepted through Jan. 14, 2020.  Summer 2020 applications are accepted through May 14, 2020.  Fall 2020 audits will begin in February 2020 and applications will be accepted through August 24, 2020.

Do Not Submit an Application Until Your Audit has been Conducted!

Schedule a graduation audit:

Applied Engineering (all majors and concentrations):  Contact Jennifer Gault ( to schedule a graduation audit.

Business (ACC, EC, FIN, MGT, MKT) and Communication majors (all concentrations):  Contact 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. 


CBI 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. 

(2)  EEP - ETS Proficiency Profile.  Eligibility requires 90 earned semester hours. EPP - not the same as CBI Business Test - registration and dates may be found on the Testing Services website.   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)  Major Field Exam - administered in graduating semester and in accordance with accreditation standards.  Registration information and dates for the exams will be announced by each department and distributed to students who have followed application instructions. 

Caps and gowns are also available at the JSU Bookstore.  Price is approximately $43.  Information about class rings and graduation announcements will be available at the Graduation Fair.  Dates will be announced to on the Registrar's office graduation web page.

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

CBI 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 Ceremony Info

Business students should see Mrs. Callender, Suite 109 CBIC, to schedule a graduation audit.  Audit times are 9:00 am through 11:00 am and 2:00 pm through 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday.  Those students who attend 100% online or 100% evening classes will still receive appointments for audits to be conducted through email.