Undergraduate Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all required classroom modules, externship hours (if applicable), and all program requirements
  • Enrollment at the University in the last term
  • Achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Complete at least 25% of the program credits at the University
  • Satisfy all financial obligations
  • Complete an academic check out form signed by the designated department representative
  • Stratford University reserves the right to update or change the curricula at any time. Any candidate for a degree is held to compliance with changes for the uncompleted portion of the program of study. If it is determined a student will not be able to fulfill the graduation requirements, the University reserves the right to discontinue a student’s enrollment.

Processes and Requirements

Students must complete the academic checkout forms prior to enrolling for their last term. This must be signed by various departments and it is the student’s responsibility to complete it. After grades are posted for their final term, the designated department representative reviews the transcript and approves it. The diplomas are ordered after the designated department representative’s approval. Diplomas are typically ready within one academic term. Students may have their diploma mailed to them or it can be picked up on campus. International students should contact the Office of the Registrar the February before graduation for forms requesting invitation letters.


Stratford University holds graduation ceremonies annually for graduates of all programs. It is a special event for the University, students, and their families to celebrate the personal and academic accomplishments of the student. Students should contact the Office of the Registrar for information about signing up for the ceremony. Caps and gowns are available in Student Support Services and students are assessed a graduation fee which can be found in the catalog addendum. Students may apply to walk at the ceremony ahead of their official graduation; if they will complete their program the same term as the ceremony is being held. This must be approved by the campus president. Diplomas are not distributed at the ceremony. Students must complete the academic checkout process through the Office of the Registrar in order to obtain their diploma.