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Information Sessions for Seniors

Dates, time, and locations are forthcoming. 

Eligibility for Graduation

Senior Review: College of Arts and Sciences/University College

In September seniors will be sent information on reviewing their General and Major Requirements through Degree Navigator. All seniors must meet with their professional advisors and/or faculty advisors in September or October to ensure that their major requirements are satisfied and plan their final semesters.

Honors College

All Honors College Seniors must meet with Assistant Dean Laura Collins to certify that they have satisfied their Honors College & General Education requirements. Students must submit a completed Senior Review Checklist available on their website under resources Senior Review Checklist in order to graduate with Honors College Designation.

Partnership Campuses: Atlantic Cape, Brookdale, Camden County, Raritan Valley:

You should schedule an appointment to meet with your academic advisor at your home campus (listed above) to review your general education and major requirements.

Applying for Graduation

To be considered for graduation, CCAS/UC seniors must submit online diploma application through the Registrar’s Office. Check your class year, major(s), and minor(s) for accuracy. If they need to be changed. contact the Registrar’s Office. The Office of Academic Advising deans (215 N. 3rd Street) oversee the final certification process. With your major department they will review your general and major requirements, in most cases using Degree Navigator. The Office of Academic Advising will notify you by email of your application status.

Visit the diploma application form.

Application Periods

  • September 1-December 19 for a January dated degree
  • January 2-April 1 for a May/June dated degree
  • June 1-August 15 for an August dated degree

Final Graduation Certification

The Board of Governors of the university confers degrees in May, upon the recommendation of the Camden faculty. To graduate, you must meet the following degree conditions:

  1. Earn a minimum of 30 of the final 42 credits as a regularly enrolled undergraduate at Rutgers Camden including 12 credits in the major.
  2. Complete at least 120 credits with a cumulative average of 2.0 or better.
  3. Fulfill all general requirements of the college.
  4. Fulfill the specific requirements of a major program.
  5. Discharge all academic, disciplinary, and financial obligations to the university

August 2018 and January 2019 Graduates

All graduates are encouraged to attend Commencement in May. All diplomas (August, January, and May) will be mailed to the address on the diploma application. Please make sure it is accurate.

Minors

Minors must be indicated on the online diploma application. Contact the Registrar’s Office to have minors noted correctly on your academic record. Your minor department will approve the minor.

What Happens If Degree Requirements Are Not Met?

Individuals who have not met their requirements for graduation will be notified. If a problem is discovered during the final certification process, notification will be made by email. Students who are ineligible to graduate based on their grades will be notified by phone or email.

Graduation with Honors

Students may graduate with honors if they complete at least 45 credits at Rutgers University as a matriculated student and earn cumulative grade point averages of:

  • Cum Laude: 3.50 to 3.74
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.75 to 3.89
  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.90 to 4.0

Honors classifications are determined at the end of the student’s last semester. These averages are precise; rounding up is not done. Honors graduates may purchase red cords from the Bookstore to wear at Commencement. Honors designations are noted on the diploma, the transcript and the Commencement Program.

Honors Convocation

Outstanding students will be recognized for departmental and college-wide honors as well as certain scholarships. Students being honored will be notified in March. The convocation date is to be determined. If you are being inducted you will receive registration information.

Honor Societies

Selection of qualified students for all honors societies is made based on their standing in January of the relevant academic year.

Athenaeum – College and Arts and Sciences

The members of Athenaeum are elected from among the best scholars in the upper classes. Membership is limited to seniors who have earned at least 60 credits at the college with a cumulative grade-point average of no less than 3.5 and juniors who have earned at least 75 credits at the college with a cumulative grade-point average of no less than 3.7. Eligibility will be determined in January 2018.

Alpha Sigma Lambda – University College

Open by invitation to students who have earned 75 credits, including a minimum of 45 credits at Rutgers-Camden. Students must have a 3.5 or better cumulative grade-point average. There is a fee to join this national honor society. Eligibility will be determined in January 2018. Generally, only the students attending the Rutgers-Camden satellite campuses (School 64) are eligible.

Phi Beta Kappa – College of Arts and Sciences and University College

The following changes have been made regarding undergraduate student eligibility for Phi Beta Kappa during the 2018-2019 academic year.  These changes align Rutgers University requirements to those of The Phi Beta Kappa Society. To be considered for Phi Beta Kappa, students must have:

  • Students must have demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to completion of at least the second semester of the intermediate level. The language proficiency may be met by placing above the intermediate level on the foreign language placement test.
  • Students must be pursuing a liberal arts major and have a minimum of 90 course credits in the liberal arts.
  • To be eligible as a junior, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 or above and have completed 36 credits at Rutgers by the end of the fall semester.  To be eligible as a senior, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.70 or above and have completed 48 credits at Rutgers by the end of the fall semester.
  • Students must have successfully completed one course in college-level mathematics, logic, or statistics.
  • Students must have no record of disciplinary action.

Financial Aid

Students who received a Federal Loan while at Rutgers, are required to complete an Exit Interview. This can be completed on-line at www.studentaid.rutgers.edu. Failure to complete this requirement will result in a financial hold placed on the transcript. To obtain a complete listing of all Federal loans received at Rutgers and any other school, visit https://www.nslds.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

Re-Enrollment

Should you decide you would like to return to Rutgers University to earn a degree in a second major, you will need to complete the re-enrollment application found at https://www.ugadmissions.rutgers.edu/reenrollment. 

University Policy regarding second degrees

A student who already possesses a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, or another accredited college or university, and who wishes to obtain a second bachelor’s degree must complete successfully a minimum of 30 new credits at Rutgers University–Camden. Students matriculating for a second bachelor’s degree at Rutgers–Camden must complete successfully all requirements for that degree in effect at the time of their matriculation for the second degree. Courses taken elsewhere, including those for the first degree, may be considered for transfer credit.

There are strict deadlines to re-enrollment application. Please adhere to them accordingly. No exceptions will be made. If you are specifically interested in the Teacher Preparation Program, it is now a graduate (Masters/M.A.) degree program. Contact the Teacher Preparation Program directly at https://iee.camden.rutgers.edu or call (856) 225-6051.

Rutgers University Alumni Association

All Rutgers University graduates are automatically members of the Rutgers University Alumni Association, the universitywide organization of more than 461,000 alumni. There are no membership dues to pay and no forms to complete. Visit Ralumni.com for information on programs and benefits and to keep your contact information updated.

Graduates of Rutgers University–Camden are also members of the Rutgers University–Camden Alumni Association, a chartered group of the RUAA. Email RUCAA at rutgerscamdenalumni@gmail.com or visit the Camden alumni site for more on how you can get involved with this active group of proud alumni.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Graduate School offers 13 degree-granting master’s programs in professional and liberal arts disciplines and two doctoral programs. We invite you to explore the numerous graduate opportunities at Rutgers-Camden by visiting our website at https://www.camden.rutgers.edu/academics/graduate-education/. When you are ready to apply, visit the graduate study site.

More Questions?

Contact Dean Jennifer Thiel