In order to graduate from Keiser University and participate in commencement exercises students must meet all requirements for graduation.
Graduate Level Requirements for Graduation
As required by the Commission for Independent Education Board in the State of Florida, students receiving Keiser University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership degree must earn a minimum of 60 semester credit hours beyond the master’s level in the degree specific curriculum.
As required by the Commission for Independent Education Board in the State of Florida, students receiving Keiser University’s Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, and Master of Arts degrees must earn a minimum of 24 semester credit hours beyond the bachelor’s level in the degree specific curriculum.
Additional Requirements for Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership
To earn a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership degree from Keiser University, students must accomplish the following:
Additional Requirements for Master of Business Administration
To earn a Master of Business Administration degree from Keiser University, students must accomplish the following:
Additional Requirements for Master of Science in Education and Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
To earn a Master of Science or Master of Arts from Keiser University, students must accomplish the following:
Additional Requirements for Master of Science in Physician Assistant
To earn a Master of Science in Physician Assistant degree from Keiser University, students must accomplish the following:
Register for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) prior to completing the last course.
Bachelor of Arts
As required by the Commission for Independent Education in the State of Florida, students receiving Keiser University’s Bachelor of Arts degrees must earn a minimum of 120 semester credit hours. The 120 credit hours include a minimum of 45 credit hours of prescribed general education courses combined with a minimum of 60 credit hours of prescribed major courses.
Bachelor of Science
As required by the Commission for Independent Education in the State of Florida, students receiving Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degrees must earn a minimum of 120 semester credit hours. The 120 credit hours include a minimum of 36 credit hours of prescribed general education courses combined with a minimum of 60 credit hours of prescribed major courses.
Additional Requirements for Bachelor of Arts or Science
To be eligible for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, students must:
An “I” received for the term a student is scheduled to graduate is calculated as an “F” for purposes of computing a student’s GPA for graduation. If the course work is completed and results in a passing grade, the student’s transcript is amended and a final GPA is calculated.
Associate of Arts
As required by the Commission for Independent Education in the State of Florida, students receiving Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree must successfully complete at least 60 semester credit hours of study. The 60 credit hours include 36 semester credit hours of prescribed general education courses combined with at least 24 semester credit hours of prescribed major courses.
Students in Associate of Arts programs must also meet Gordon Rule requirements for graduation.
Associate of Science
As required by the Commission for Independent Education in the State of Florida, students receiving Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree must successfully complete at least 60 semester credit hours of study. The 60 credit hours include 24 semester credit hours of prescribed general education courses combined with at least 36 semester credit hours of prescribed major courses.
Note: An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. A course-by-course decision on transferability rests with receiving institutions.
Additional Requirements for Associate of Arts or Science
To be eligible for an Associate of Arts or Science degree, students must:
An “I” received for the term a student is scheduled to graduate is calculated as an “F” for purposes of computing a student’s GPA for graduation. If the course work is subsequently completed and results in a passing grade, a student’s transcript is amended and a final grade average is calculated.
REGISTRY AND LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS POLICY
It is a policy of Keiser University that students in medical programs must sit for prescribed licensure or registry examination(s) as a condition of graduation from Keiser University.
REGISTRY AND LICENSURE EXAMINATION PROCEDURES
Students are assessed a fee for the required examination(s); such fees are eligible for Title IV funding. However, costs of examination retakes are a students responsibility. Program directors submit required paperwork in advance for each graduating class. Students are required to sit for the examination(s) within 30 days of completing their program. If a program has multiple examinations, the first examination must be completed in 30 days and the second within 90 days.
In order to successfully prepare for graduation you will need to take the following steps at the beginning of your final semester with Keiser University:
Keiser University commencement ceremonies are typically held biannually. Students who satisfactorily complete their academic requirements prior to an established deadline are eligible to participate. In order to graduate from Keiser University and participate in commencement exercises, students must meet with the Director of Student Services to request participation and to complete an exit interview.
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Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree Candidate Distinctions
Associate of Arts or Science Degree Candidate Distinctions
Note: You may obtain your final grade point average and attendance record from the Dean of Academic Affairs or the Registrar.
During your final class with Keiser University you will be required to go through the clearance process to ensure you have satisfactorily met all requirements for graduation. You will need to make arrangements to meet with the following departments: Academic Affairs, Bursar, Financial Services, Library, and Student Services. The proper Clearance form can be obtained during your Graduate Seminar as well as from the Director of Student Services.
A request for a Keiser University transcript must be in writing, signed by the student and requested a minimum of two (2) weeks before a transcript is required. The full address of the person/place to which the transcript is to be sent must be included. An official transcript bearing the University seal will be forwarded directly to other colleges, to prospective employers, or to other agencies at the request of a student. Typically, colleges only consider a transcript “official” if forwarded directly from the sending institution. Students may also obtain unofficial copies of their transcripts at the Campus Records office.
There is no charge for the student’s first transcript request. All other transcripts will require a fee of $5.00 to be paid with an application.
Note: All financial obligations to the University must be paid before transcripts are released.
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