Graduation Information

Read the following information carefully.  "The ultimate responsibility for understanding and completing degree and graduation requirements lies with the student."--  JSU Undergraduate Catalogue

2018-2019 Candidates for Graduation:

Spring 2018 applications are closed.  Applications are now being accepted for Summer and Fall 2018.  Graduation applications for Summer 2018 are accepted through May 16, 2018.  Fall 2018 applications are accepted through Aug. 27, 2018.  Spring 2019 audits will begin June 4, 2018.


Schedule a graduation audit:

Applied Engineering (all majors and concentrations):  Contact Kathy Matthews ( to schedule a graduation audit.

Business (ACC, EC, FIN, MGT, MKT):  Contact the Advising Center, Room 110, two semesters prior to planned graduation term (Information on audits is shown on Advisement & Registration page). Review on MyJSU the unofficial transcript and degree evaluation prior to the scheduled graduation audit.  Note any inconsistencies to discuss during the audit. 

Communication (all majors and concentrations):  Contact Tammy Mize ( to schedule a graduation audit.


SBI majors must complete three exams prior to graduation:
(1)  ECE - English Competency Exam.  Eligibility requires 60 earned semester hours and completion of EH 101 and 102 with minimum grade of C in each course.  Graduation will not occur in same semester of first attempt of ECE.  Plan ahead!! The ECE should be completed prior to the audit. 

If you have to remediate the ECE, know the test dates AND have remediation completed prior to the test date.  If you do not remediate, you will not be eligible to retake the ECE. 
ECE link:

(2)  EEP - ETS Proficiency Profile.  Eligibility requires 90 earned semester hours. EPP - not the same as SBI Business Test - registration and dates may be found at the following link:   Any student who does not register and take the EPP during the scheduled testing period must schedule a make-up test date and will incur a $50 late registration fee.  The EPP is a University requirement for graduation.

(3)  Major Field Exam - administered in graduating semester and in accordance with accreditation standards.  Registration information and dates for the will be announced by each department and distributed to students who have followed application instructions. 

Items such as rings, graduation announcements, etc., may be purchased online through Josten's or at the JSU Bookstore on campus.  Caps and gowns are also available at the JSU Bookstore.  Price is approximately $43.
Late applications are not accepted for current term when submitted after deadline.  Once you have completed an audit/application, please contact your certification advisor if there are any changes in your graduation plans.

Additional information:

SBI BUSINESS TEST INFORMATION:  Mrs. Haas will send an email with a link to register for this exam.  The email is sent 1 month before the testing dates.
Commencement Rehearsal/Ceremony Info at this link:

Business students should see Ms. McGhee, 110 Merrill, to schedule a graduation audit.  Audit times are 9:00 am through 11:00 am and 1:30 pm through 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday.  Those students who attend 100% online or 100% evening classes should email Mrs. Haas ( for audit instructions.