[TACRAO] Listserv SMU: Question About Conferral Dates

Hall, John A. (University Registrar) jhall at mail.smu.edu
Mon Jun 13 15:46:23 CDT 2016


At SMU we confer degrees 6 times a year.  At the end of...
Fall Term
January Term
Spring Term
May Term
Summer Term
August Term

At other times, on request, we will provide an addendum to an official transcript indicating that all degree requirements have been completed as of MMDDYYYY and that the degree will be conferred on MMDDYYYYY.

John

John Hall
University Registrar
SMU

From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu<mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu> [mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu] On Behalf Of Farrell, Erinn
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2016 3:02 PM
To: tacrao at tamuc.edu<mailto:tacrao at tamuc.edu>
Subject: [TACRAO] Listserv Question About Conferral Dates

Good afternoon,

We're doing some benchmarking to see what other colleges are doing when it comes to conferral dates, especially for Allied Health degrees. Our practice has long been that we award a degree or certificate after the semester has ended, regardless of the when the final course was actually completed. For example, we have a group of students who are completing their degree requirements in July; those students will not have their degree awarded until the Summer term ends on August 12th.

We have recently been questioned about this practice, and thought it would be good to reach out to TACRAO members to find out what other schools are doing. Do you award degrees on dates other than your end-of-term dates?  If not, how have you handled push-back from students needing the degree posted sooner for licensure purposes?

Thank you,

Erinn Farrell
Degree Audit System Programming Specialist
Dallas County Community College District
efarrell at dcccd.edu<mailto:efarrell at dcccd.edu>
214-378-1768
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