- Current Students
You made it.
Congratulations! You've spent several years working toward this moment, and it's finally here.
Pre-Commencement and Commencement
You may complete your degree at the end of any one of our five terms. You may elect to participate in the University's May Pre-Commencement and Commencement depending on the term in which the diploma is awarded. If you plan to complete your degree in the summer term, you may participate in the May Pre-Commencement ceremonies provided you are within six credit hours of completing your degree. More information on the Pre-Commencement and Commencement ceremonies can be found at the University's Commencement webpage.
Application for Degree - All Students
During your senior year, within 10 courses of completion, or if you are close to graduating from a master's program, you need to submit an application for degree to the School for Professional Studies. After we receive it, we will complete a graduation audit. The audit confirms that you have met the minimum overall GPA of 2.0 (3.0 for graduate students), the minimum number of credit hours for the degree, specific course requirements of the degree, and that your transfer courses are congruent with our transfer policy. Please click here for instructions to complete your application for degree in Banner Self-Service.
Graduation with Honors
Graduation with honors requires a minimum of 60 credit hours earned at Saint Louis University. Awards are announced at the time of commencement as follows: Cum Laude for a GPA of 3.5 and above, Magna cum Laude for a GPA of 3.7 and above, and Summa cum Laude for a GPA of 3.9 and above. Honors in the official commencement book will be calculated based on GPA at the end of the Fall semester. Diploma honors will be awarded based on a student's final GPA.