Who Can Walk in Commencement?

There is one commencement ceremony per academic year at which Arizona Christian University publicly confers degrees. Participation in the annual commencement ceremony is open to students who have completed all graduation requirements for their specific degree program during the current academic year as evidenced by an official audit by the Office of the Registrar. The university encourages all eligible students to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Students who are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony will be notified in writing that they have been tentatively cleared to walk in the commencement ceremony. 

Students who are completing their degree in the summer term of the academic year will be invited to walk in commencement if they are fully registered for all remaining courses in the summer term.

If a student is transferring in credits from another institution, the Office of the Registrar must have received official transcripts with a C or better no later than mid-term of the spring semester, or the student must have a Transfer Course Approval form on file and provide proof of registration showing that the course will be completed during the current spring and/or summer semester.

Permission to participate in the commencement ceremony in accordance with this policy does not constitute the granting of a degree or a guarantee thereof. While all names will be read aloud as students walk across the stage, no degree will be granted until all requirements are completed. Once the Office of the Registrar determines that all of the requirements have been completed, the degree will be awarded, and the student will be notified by email.  

Please consult the ACU Academic Catalog for details on graduation requirements, criteria for honors, and applicable fees.

Office of the Registrar

Arizona Christian University
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 386-4111

[email protected]