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Graduation Requirements and Forms

Commencement is the culmination of all your hard work at in the College of Business and Economics and Radford University!

Minimum Undergraduate Graduation Requirements

  • 120 credit hours (minimum) successfully completed
  • 2.00 minimum overall grade point average (some degree tracks/majors require a higher overall GPA) 
  • 2.00 minimum in-major grade point average (some majors require a higher in-major GPA) 
  • 45 hours completed at Radford University to be eligible for graduation 
  • 30 of the last 39 credit hours must be completed in residence at Radford University (you may only transfer 9 of your last credit hours from an outside institution during your last two semesters if you complete 15 credit hours during fall and 15 credit hours during spring semester) 
  • 50 percent of the credit hours in your major or minor must be completed at Radford University

Graduating with Honors

  • Students who achieve a GPA of 3.50 or higher with a minimum of 30 hours but less than 60 hours completed at Radford University will graduate "With Distinction" 
  • Students who achieve a GPA of 3.50 and at least 60 hours completed at Radford University to be eligible for Cum Laude Latin Honors 
  • Students who achieve a GPA of 3.70 and at least 60 hours completed at Radford University to be eligible for Magna Cum Laude Latin Honors 
  • Students who achieve a GPA of 3.85 and at least 60 hours completed at Radford University to be eligible for Summa Cum Laude Latin Honors

Graduate Student Graduation Requirements

Graduate students who need information about their graduation requirements should contact the Graduate College.