Degrees are formally conferred at the Commencement exercises held annually at the close of the Spring Semester in May. Students who do not complete all requirements by the close of the Spring Semester may participate in Commencement exercises only if they can submit a Degree Completion Plan indicating completion of all requirements by December of that same year. Any student who does not complete the degree requirements according to these criteria may choose to participate in the Commencement exercises at the close of the next academic year. 

 To qualify for graduation honors, a student must have completed at least 64 credit hours at Maryville College. The grade point averages determining the level of honors are:

Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
3.95 3.75 3.50


Since honors are calculated based on cumulative grade point average at the end of the senior year, they are not announced prior to graduation.