May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Online College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Online College Catalog

Graduation


   

Online Undergraduate & Graduate Programs Conferral Dates

  • Degrees are conferred three times a year in September, December, and May.
  • Eligible students must fill out the graduation application, complete all program requirements and finish their program requirements based on the deadlines listed below:

SJC Online Programs

Graduation Deadlines & Conferral Dates

Final Enrollment Term

Graduation Application Deadline

Conferral Date

Commencement

10-Week Term Schedule
Online 10 Week August 2023

October 1, 2023

December 30, 2023 May 11, 2024
Online 10 Week Oct 2023

October 1, 2023

December 30, 2023

May 11, 2024

Online 10 Week January 2024

March 1, 2024

May 11, 2024 May 11, 2024
Online 10 Week March 2024

March 1, 2024

September 1, 2024* May 11, 2024
Online 10 Week May 2024 March 1, 2024 September 1, 2024*

May 11, 2024

12-Week Term Schedule

Online 12 Week Summer 2023

October 1, 2023 December 30, 2023 May 11, 2024

Online 12 Week Fall 2023

October 1, 2023 December 30, 2023 May 11, 2024

Online 12 Week Winter 2024

March 1, 2024 May 11, 2024 May 11, 2024

Online 12 Week Spring 2024

March 1, 2024 September 1, 2024* May 11, 2024

*Students with a September 1 conferral are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony in the May prior to their conferral, not the following May. Please see the application or contact your Academic Advisor for more information.

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

Master of Science in Nursing

FNP, AGACNP, AGPCNP, and PMHNP programs are conferred four times per year: October, December, April, and July. 

To be eligible, students must submit the graduation application and fee, complete all program requirements, pay all outstanding College account balances, and have a final enrollment term on or before the following deadlines:

  • Degrees are conferred four times a year.
  • Students must complete all program requirements and apply for graduation by the deadline dates listed below.

SJC Online MSN: FNP, AGACNP, AGPCNP, and PMHNP Programs

Graduation Deadlines & Conferral Dates

Final Enrollment Date

Graduation Application Deadline

Conferral Date

Commencement

Online 12 Week Summer 2023

October 1, 2023

October 30, 2023

May 11, 2024

Online 12 Week Fall 2023

October 1, 2023

December 30, 2023

May 11, 2024

Online 12 Week Winter 2024

March 1, 2024

April 30, 2024

May 11, 2024

Online 12 Week Spring 2024

March 1, 2024

July 30, 2024*

May 11, 2024

*Students with a July conferral are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony in the May prior to their conferral, not the following May.

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

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The Saint Joseph’s College commencement ceremony is held annually each year on the second Saturday of May.  The 2023/2024 ceremony will be held on May 11, 2024 on the campus of Saint Joseph’s College . All students who meet the above requirements are eligible to attend the May 2024 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.

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.

Theta Alpha Kappa

Theta Alpha Kappa is the only national honor society dedicated to recognizing academic excellence in religious studies and theology for undergraduate and graduate students.  Since its inception, this organization has chartered more than 350 chapters throughout the United States. They range from small religiously affiliated colleges and seminaries to large public research institutions. Its Greek letters pay homage to God (Theos = Theta), humanity (Anthropos = Alpha), and the dynamic relationship, or fellowship (Koinonia = Kappa), between them.  Membership is by invitation only; such invitations are sent out each spring. 

At a minimum, undergraduate students must have:

  1. Completed at least 36 credits of their coursework at SJC,
  2. Completed at least 12 credits of their Theology coursework,
  3. Attained a GPA of at least a 3.5 in such courses, and
  4. Been ranked in the upper 35% of their class. 

Graduate students must have:

  1. Completed at least 18 credits of their coursework at SJC,
  2. Attained a GPA of at least a 3.5 in such courses, and
  3. Been ranked in the top 35% of their class.

Transcript Request

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Visit the Transcript Request page for information on how to obtain an official Saint Joseph’s College transcript.