Graduation Information


Application for Graduation

All students must submit an Application for Graduation indicating the term of graduation with the Registrar as soon as the student has completed a total of 70 credits but no later than the beginning of the semester prior to the semester the student plans on completing the degree. An application for graduation fee of $150 is required of all graduating students whether they participate in ceremonies or not, and it must be paid prior to the day of Commencement.

Applications for graduation are available by going to myMILLIKIN, MU Online, clicking on the Student tab, clicking on the Student Profile link, and clicking on Application to Graduate.

Visit our Commencement page for more information on the history of Millikin University's Commencement traditions.

Petition to Participate in Commencement

A senior in their last semester of studies, but who will not complete all degree requirements in time to receive the diploma at the next scheduled commencement, may petition to participate in graduation ceremonies. The student must have the petition approved by their advisor, academic dean and Registrar. The petition may be approved if the student has no more than eight credits or no more than two courses left to complete the degree. The student must show evidence on the petition that all course work will be completed no later than the end of the next term immediately following the last term at Millikin. The Registrar must approve transfer for courses taken at another institution in advance.

Petitions to Participate in Commencement are available by downloading the petition.

Graduating with Honors

Graduation Honors are based on the student's final overall grade point average. Honors designations are as follows:

  • Cum Laude – 3.500 to 3.649
  • Magna Cum Laude – 3.650 to 3.799
  • Summa Cum Laude – 3.800 and above

Millikin does NOT round to the nearest tenth, but displays the GPA out three places past the decimal.