Diplomas are mailed to graduates upon completion of degree requirements. They are mailed to the address provided on the Prospective Graduate Form. If no form was submitted, the diploma is mailed to the student's home address.
September and December Graduates may petition to participate in the May commencement ceremony prior to their graduation date by contacting their Academic Dean's Office.
It is the student's responsibility to contact the Registrar's Office once holds are lifted in order to receive his/her diploma.
Earning a bachelor’s degree with honors is a tremendous accomplishment! Honors levels are designated as:
Cumulative GPA of 3.50 – 3.74 cum laude
Cumulative GPA of 3.75 – 3.89 magna cum laude
Cumulative GPA of 3.90 – 4.00 summa cum laude
The honors designation will appear in the Commencement program. For May candidates, the honors listed will reflect their GPA as of the end of Fall term and will be correctly reflected on the transcript as well as the diploma, which will be mailed approximately FOUR TO SIX weeks after the conferment date. NOTE THAT 60 CREDITS EARNED AT VILLANOVA UNIVERSIY ARE REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE GPAs.
In order to graduate with honors, you must have completed a minimum of 60 undergraduate credits at Villanova University. Grades of “A” through “D-” must be received for these 60 credits.
For recognition of May candidates at the Commencement exercises, the honors designation will be based upon the student’s cumulative grade point average as of the previous fall term.
Please note that this calculation is for Commencement program recognition only, and will not determine official honors. The actual awarding of honors will be based on academic statistics earned at the conclusion of the spring semester, when the degree is conferred.