A student who is in the semester of which they believe they will graduate, should begin the process for graduation by submitting a Petition for Graduation form soon as their last semester begins and ensuring with the Academic Dean and Registrar that all necessary items have been received by their offices. This process can take two months.
Graduation Ceremony & Degree
Degrees are conferred throughout the academic school year (for transcript purposes) but are printed only three times a year, January, June and August. Some students may want to have an "apostille" for their degree which is a form of authentication. The Office of the Secretary of State provides apostille and authentication service to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals on documents that will be used overseas. This requires an extra fee and we group bundle them during these three times a year only.
Students who wish to have a graduation ceremony can opt to come to the UNAD Florida offices for a private graduation ceremony (at their expense, see fees) in January, June or August which would include rental robe/cap for pictures, refreshments, pictures with Executive Director/Academic Dean. See fee schedule for charge. If for any reason a degree needs to be reprinted due to loss, etc. there is a $50 fee for replacement.
To be awarded a degree from UNAD Florida, a student must begin the process by filing a Petition for Graduation and must fulfill the following requirements:
- Successfully complete his or her chosen program of study as it appears in the Catalog.
- Successfully complete the language requirement as specified on the language track.
- Bachelor’s students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.
- Masters’s students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Doctoral students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Be under no outstanding financial obligations to UNAD Florida.
Time Limits for Degree Completion
Students pursuing degrees with UNAD Florida must complete the degree requirement within 10 years of the date of matriculation. Any student who does not complete coursework within the permissible time limit for any reason, including discontinued enrollment, must reapply for readmission and will be subject to the requirements in effect at the time of his/her readmission.