[TACRAO] Listserv Question About Conferral Dates

Miller, Tana tmiller at mail.wtamu.edu
Mon Jun 13 17:29:36 CDT 2016


Same for West Texas A&M.

Tana Miller
West Texas A&M University
Registrar
WTAMU Box 60877
Canyon, TX 79016
(806) 651-4911

On Jun 13, 2016, at 5:28 PM, Connie A. Nicholas <nichoca at lamarpa.edu<mailto:nichoca at lamarpa.edu>> wrote:

Same for Lamar-Port Arthur.


Connie Nicholas
Registrar
409-984-6165


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From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu<mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu> [mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu] On Behalf Of Denny Yarbrough
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2016 3:34 PM
To: tacrao at tamuc.edu<mailto:tacrao at tamuc.edu>
Subject: Re: [TACRAO] Listserv Question About Conferral Dates

At Tyler we award three times a year -  May, August and December.  Students finishing requirements in the May Term or Summer I will have their degree posted in August.  We have on occasion written letters when needed confirming that the student has met all requirements but their degree will not be posted until the next graduation period.  This seems to help.

Denny

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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