Graduation and Completion Information

Each year, Kendall College makes information available about graduation/ completion rates, as required by the Student Right to Know Act.  The required information for the group of Fall Start students who were full-time, first-time undergraduates, and for which 150% of the normal time for completion elapsed between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2007, is available from the Office of the Registrar.

To graduate from any Kendall program, students must:

  • have completed all required courses
  • have earned the required number of credits
  • have a cumulative GPA above a 2.0
  • have met the residency requirement for the academic program (45 credit hours for degree programs)
  • have completed the final 12 credit hours in the program at Kendall College (transfer credit cannot be applied beyond this point).

In order to be eligible to participate in the annual commencement ceremony, students must complete the Petition for Graduation by the graduation application due date, as detailed in the academic calendar. They must also meet one of the following criteria:

a. Students must have completed all remaining course and credit requirements in, or prior to, the Spring quarter preceding the ceremony and have a final cumulative GPA above a 2.0.

b. Students must be in good academic standing and have a current Summer registration for all remaining course and credit requirements at the time of the ceremony. A course over-load in this quarter (more than 19 credit hours) is not permitted for students wishing to participate in the ceremony. **Note: The only exception to this requirement is for students on formal transfer agreements that require 20 or more credit hours in the final quarter. Students in that position will be permitted to participate in the ceremony if they are registered for remaining required coursework during the Summer quarter.** Any Incomplete grades from earlier quarters must be resolved in advance of the ceremony to allow participation. Any account holds, such as a Tuition hold, must be resolved in advance of the ceremony to allow participation.

Students who do not meet one of the criteria above must wait to participate in the subsequent year's ceremony. In order to participate in ceremonial activities, all academic and financial obligations must be met. Graduating students with Federal student loans must complete required loan exit counseling before their diplomas will be released by the Registrar's Office.

Degree Requirements
Degree requirements are detailed in the academic catalog section Degree Programs and General Education
Requirements. Program requirements are detailed under each program of study.

General Questions
Call 312.752.2030 or email the Office of the Registrar at
The Office of the Registrar is located on the 2nd floor rooms 248-250.

2014 Kendall College Commencement Information 

To view photos of the 2014 commencement, please visit this link: