This invitation to commencement is issued to each applicant for graduation on the presumption that all the requirements have been or will have been met. It does not mean that every applicant will in fact qualify to graduate.
Applicants who do not qualify for graduation in any term are so advised by Registration and Records.
Specifically, the process is as follows:
When a student applies for graduation, the student's record is carefully reviewed by Registration and Records and by the student's academic advisor with regard to the program requirements. In most cases all requirements have been duly met, but occasionally these reviews reveals issues that preclude graduation. Undergraduate students are encouraged to run a degree progress report in MyNIU and to contact their academic adviser if they have any deficiencies. If any such issues cannot be resolved in a timely fashion, the student may not be eligible to graduate until the end of a subsequent term. It is the student's responsibility to maintain contact with the academic advisor to resolve any issues.
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, students who have chosen not to release directory information to public disclosure will not have their names appear in the Commencement Program or the Commencement Bulletin.