Important Dates for Seniors/Graduates in May 2018


Senior Contract Start Period

CLEP Tests Completed for Spring Graduation

Senior Contract Finalized for Spring Graduation

Graduation Celebration Open House

Submit Proof of Enrollment for all Transfer Courses

Mandatory Graduation Meeting

Cap & Gown Portraits

Graduation Practice

Faculty/Graduate Luncheon

Spring 2018 Commencement, College of the Canyons       


Before registration of final two semesters

Dec 14, 2017

Feb 15, 2018

Mar 6, 2018 - 11:00a-2:00p

Mar 20, 2018

April 19, 2018 - 4:00-5:00p


May 4, 2018 - 9:30-11:00a

May 4, 2018 - 12:00-1:30p

May 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

Senior/Graduate Contract

Students intending to graduate must make a Graduation Contract appointment with the Registrar to start a "Senior Contract and Application for Graduation". The contract declares intent to graduate on a certain date, and allows the Registrar's Office to collect the necessary graduation information from the student. It also provides a method to specify exactly what coursework will be required of the student during his/her final year/semester. Once completed and signed, this form is a contract between the student, his/her advisor and the Registrar's Office. This form should be completed during the student's next-to-last semester before graduation.

Undergraduate Graduation Requirements

The Master's University grants bachelor's degrees to students who satisfy the graduation requirements described below:
1.  Complete a minimum of 122 semester units of credit.
2.  Complete a minimum of 40 semester units in upper division courses.
3.  Satisfy all General Education requirements.
4.  Complete the required curriculum for the chosen major field(s) of study.
5.  Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 (cumulative) in all TMU courses and in one's major(s).
6.  Complete a minimum of 32 semester units of non-Directed Studies coursework at TMU or 32 semester units of TMU Degree Completion Program major courses.
7.  Complete at least 12 of the final 24 semester units at TMU.

Please note that degree requirements within each major are determined by the departmental faculty. Many majors feature a variety of emphases which may have different unit requirements for graduation. Progress toward fulfillment of these major requirements is monitored by departmental faculty and by the Registrar through senior contracts.

Students are held to the unit requirements within general education and their major/emphasis according to the Academic Catalog under which they initially enter The Master's University. This applies, as well, to those students whose continuous enrollment is interrupted and then return to the university.

Graduation ceremonies are held once a year with the conclusion of the spring semester, usually in May. Students who finish their degree in the fall semester will receive their degree immediately and are invited to walk in commencement exercises the following May.

It is expected that all graduating students will be present at commencement ceremonies except in cases of extreme emergency or other similarly difficult circumstances. Permission to graduate in absentia must be secured from the Office of the Registrar well in advance.

Undergraduate Graduation Honors

Honors at graduation for baccalaureate recipients are granted to students who have completed at least 60 semester units at The Master's University and have attained the following cumulative grade point average:

Cum Laude....................3.50-3.64
Magna Cum Laude.........3.65-3.84
Summa Cum Laude........3.85-4.00

Honors recognized in the graduation ceremony may be changed based on the processing of final grades.