Graduation

General information

Students may choose to graduate under the catalog in effect at the time of their first enrollment or any subsequent catalog provided that the student graduates within eight years from the date of the first enrollment. If students do not graduate within this eight-year period, they may be subject to fulfilling any new program requirements in effect.

There is one graduation ceremony a year which is held in May; however, degrees are conferred at the end of each term. Students are not eligible to participate in the ceremony if they do not meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate students must have no more than three courses left to complete in the summer
  • Graduate students must have no more than 12 credits left to complete in the summer.

Every student must sign and return a Graduation & Diploma Application in order to have their degree conferred, and every student must sign and return a Ceremony Petition in order to participate in the ceremony.

Student right-to-know graduation rates are available in the Institutional Research Office and on the Lynn University website.

Overall requirements for the associate's degree

  • Complete a minimum of 60 semester hours.
  • Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Earn at least 25 percent of the degree at Lynn University.
  • Satisfy all Lynn University undergraduate curriculum requirements for the associate degree, including core curriculum requirements.

Overall requirements for the baccalaureate's degree

  • Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours.
  • Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Earn at least 25 percent of the degree at Lynn University.
  • Satisfy all Lynn University undergraduate curriculum requirements for the baccalaureate degree, including core curriculum requirements.
  • Complete a minimum of 45 credits that are upper division (300+level).

Commencement honors

At commencement, baccalaureate degree students attaining the standards designated below will graduate with honors.

  • Cum Laude 3.50 to 3.64
  • Magna cum Laude 3.65 to 3.79
  • Summa cum Laude 3.80 to 4.00

Commencement honors are awarded on the basis of at least 60 credit hours earned at Lynn University.

Overall requirements for the master's degree

A candidate for a master’s degree must:

  • Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Satisfy all Lynn University graduate curriculum requirements for the master’s degree, including thesis requirements.
  • Satisfy the requirements for a major that includes at least 30 unique credits.

Commencement honors

Master’s students are not eligible for honors distinctions as they are expected to maintain high levels of academic excellence.

Overall requirements for the Ed.D degree

A candidate for an Ed.D.degree must:

  • Complete a minimum of 51 semester hours.
  • Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25.
  • Satisfy all Lynn University graduate curriculum requirements for the Ed.D. degree, including thesis requirements
  • Sign and return a graduation application to the Office of the Registrar

Commencement honors

Ed.D. students are not eligible for honors distinctions as they are expected to maintain high levels of academic excellence.