Degree Information

 

Degree Checks, Audits, Updates, Applying for Graduation, and Diploma Ordering


Degree Checks/Audits


Once a student has completed 60 or more credit hours, an official degree check/audit is necessary. Requests for degree checks may be picked up in the Office of Admissions & Records, Room 111 of the Administration Building. After the request is completed by the student, it is processed in the order of receipt. This process takes approximately three to four weeks; however, during peak times, such as the end of semester or the beginning of a semester, this time may increase. Transfer students should be prepared to supply course descriptions of all courses appearing on their transcript (including withdrawn courses) at the time of admission. These descriptions will be used to determine equivalencies at the time a degree check is processed. Students will be notified by email when their degree check is ready to be picked up in the Admissions & Records Office. A copy of the degree check is also sent to the student's advisor.
Note: Degree checks are not processed for transfer students until they have completed one full semester at ECU.


Degree Check Updates


If a student has previously had a degree check and needs only an update, the degree check form should be filled out and marked Updated Degree Check. This also takes approximately three to four weeks to process. Unless there is a major or minor change, requests for updated degree checks will not be processed unless one calendar year has elapsed since the last degree check. Students will be notified by email when their degree check is ready to be picked up in the Admissions & Records Office. A copy of the degree check is also sent to the student’s advisor.


Applying For Graduation


When enrolling in the last semester of course work, an Application for Degree should be completed and returned to the Office of Admissions & Records. This gold card may be picked up in the Admissions & Records Office or at any School Enrollment Center. It is imperative that applications are submitted by the printed deadline to assure the student's name is included in the commencement program. A $50 graduation fee is due by the last day of the semester to ensure that graduates can pick up their diploma or any official transcripts. Master's candidates have a $75 graduation fee and should apply for graduation in the Graduate Office, Room 101 of Fentem Hall.