Nov 28, 2022  
2022-2023 Online College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Online College Catalog

Graduation


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Graduation

Online Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

  • Degrees are conferred three times a year.

  • Eligible students must fill out the graduation application, complete all program requirements and finish their program requirement based on the deadlines listed below.

Online Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

Graduation Deadlines & Conferral Dates

Final Term Enrollment Semester

Application for Graduation Deadline

Conferral Date

Online 10-Week August 2022

October 1, 2022 December 30, 2022

Online 12-Week Fall 2022

October 1, 2022

December 30, 2022


Online 10-Week October 2022
October 1, 2022 December 30, 2022

Online 12-Week Winter 2023

March 1, 2023 May 13, 2023

Online 10-Week January 2023

March 1, 2023

May 13, 2023


Online 12-Week Spring 2023
 
March 1, 2023 September 1, 2023

Online 10-Week March 2023
 
March 1, 2023 September 1, 2023

Online 10-Week May 2023
 
March 1, 2023 September 1, 2023


  Online 12-Week Summer 2023

 

October 1, 2023 December 30, 2023

Please note that certain internships and practicums may delay your conferral. 
Please speak with your Academic Advisor regarding the timeline of your degree completion.

 

Online Master of Science in Nursing- Family / Individual Across Lifespan Nurse Practitioner Program &
Online Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nursing Practitioner Program

  • Degrees are conferred four times a year.

  • Students must complete all program requirements and apply for graduation by the deadline dates listed below.

Online Graduate Family / Individual Across Lifespan Nurse Practitioner / Online Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nursing Practitioner Program

Graduation Deadlines & Conferral Dates

 

End Date

 

Application for Graduation Deadline

 

Conferral Date

Online 12-Week Fall 2022

October 1, 2022

January 30, 2023

Online 12-Week Winter 2023

October 1, 2022

April 30, 2023

Online 12-Week Spring 2023

March 1, 2023

July 30, 2023

Online 12-Week Summer 2023

March 1, 2023

October 30, 2023

 

Requirements

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  • Successfully complete all degree program course requirements and credits, as outlined in the catalog, by the deadline dates listed above.

  • Complete and submit a graduation application by the dates listed above.

  • Settle any outstanding financial obligation with the college.
     

Online Undergraduate GPA Requirement:

  • Degree program cumulative minimum GPA of a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

    • RN-Bachelor of Science in Nursing students are required to obtain a minimum program cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Degree major and/or minor cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

    • RN-Bachelor of Science in Nursing students are required to obtain a minimum letter grade of C+ (78) in all Nursing core requirements.

 

Online Graduate GPA Requirement

  • Degree program cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Satisfactorily complete all degree program requirements with a minimum letter grade of C  in each course.

    • Master of Science in Nursing students must satisfactorily complete all degree program requirements with a minimum letter grade of B in each course.

 

Commencement Information

The Saint Joseph’s College commencement ceremony is held annually each year on the second Saturday of May.  The 2022/2023 ceremony will be held on May 13, 2023 on the campus of Saint Joseph’s College .  All students who meet the above requirements are eligible to attend the May 2023 commencement.  Students are encouraged to attend the commencement exercises on campus in the spring, and will receive details about obtaining their diploma, activities and events, upon successful completion of all degree requirements. Please visit our Commencement page for more detailed information about graduation ceremony events.

Honors — Graduating with Distinction (undergraduate candidates only)

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Graduating seniors are cited for graduation honors on their transcripts and diploma. Undergraduate degree students with at least 63 credit hours earned at Saint Joseph’s College who have achieved a cumulative index of 3.90-4.0 graduate summa cum laude; those with a cumulative index of 3.70-3.89 graduate magna cum laude; and those with a cumulative index of 3.50-3.69 graduate cum laude. Undergraduate degree students who have earned between 54 and 62 credit hours at Saint Joseph’s College and who have achieved a cumulative index of at least 3.50 graduate cum laude. The cumulative index for the purpose of graduation with distinction is based on the student’s records at Saint Joseph’s College.

Honor Societies

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Delta Epsilon Sigma

Delta Epsilon Sigma, a national scholastic honor society for students of Catholic colleges and universities, has been represented at Saint Joseph’s College since 1950 by the Beta Omicron Chapter. Membership in Delta Epsilon Sigma is based on leadership, service, superior achievement in the student’s academic program 3.5 average or better based on a minimum of 63 semester-hour credits of Saint Joseph’s College courses only, and the student’s indications of future creditable use of that achievement in bringing the principles of a sound Christian philosophy to bear effectively upon the problems of a modern, free society.

Sigma Theta Tau International

Sigma Theta Tau International honor society for nursing students has been represented at Saint Joseph’s College since 1987. Saint Joseph’s College Department of Nursing is one of three colleges forming the local chapter Kappa Zeta Chapter at Large. The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Membership in Sigma Theta Tau International is by invitation only. Invitations are extended each spring based upon leadership, service, and superior achievement in the student’s academic nursing program. Online undergraduate students must have no more than 16 credits remaining in their program and must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0. Online graduate students must have no more than 20 credits remaining in their program and must hold a minimum GPA of 3.5.

http://www.nursingsociety.org/

Transcript Request

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For information on how to request an official Saint Joseph’s College transcript, please access the following link: https://www.sjcme.edu/academics/student-resources/transcript-request/