Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

To receive an associate degree or bachelor’s degree from Allied American University, you must satisfy all of the graduation requirements. This includes completing the right number of credits, maintaining a specific grade point average (GPA) and fulfilling general education courses.

At AAU, we pair you with a Registration Representative and provide access to helpful staff members in the Department of Academic Affairs to ensure that all of these requirements are met in a timely manner.

For an associate degree, you must:

  • Earn a minimum of 60 semester credit hours, of which at least 15 semester credit hours must be earned through AAU required courses.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 system) overall in a declared major.
  • Fulfill the general education requirements as directed by the degree program.

For a bachelor’s degree, you must:

  • Earn a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, of which at least 30 semester credit hours must be earned through AAU required courses and of which 30 must be upper division coursework, with 15 of those credits completed in residency at AAU.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 system) overall in a declared major.
  • Fulfill the general education requirements as directed by the degree program.

Note: Graduation with honors will be awarded to students who maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above.

University honors are determined as follows:

Graduation With Honors GPA Requirements
Honors CategoriesGPA Requirement
Summa Cum Laude 3.90 to 4.00
Magna Cum Laude 3.70 to 3.89
Cum Laude 3.50 to 3.69


Graduation: Once AAU has determined that the student has entered his or her final semester, the Registrar’s Office will send the student the AAU Application for Program Conferral. This form should be returned before the end of the student’s final semester. Graduating students must also submit any remaining required documents and resolve any outstanding financial obligations before submitting the completed AAU Application for Program Conferral.

After all academic and administrative requirements have been met, students will receive two official transcripts and their diploma. Degrees with Allied American University are conferred on a monthly basis. The conferral date will fall on the last day of the month in which the student met all requirements for conferral (this includes any final coursework, outstanding documentation, and the conferral form and fee). This date is considered as the date on which a student’s degree is officially awarded.




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