Awarding of Degrees or Certificates Posthumously

No. 4-1A     Rev. 5-7-13     Date 4-25-79      


Degrees or certificates may be awarded to students who die or are near death due to illness or accident while progressing satisfactorily toward the completion of a certificate or degree program. The student should have completed approximately seventy-five percent (75%) of the total credits required for that degree or certificate.


A. Request(s) for such degrees or certificates, along with appropriate documentation and rationale, shall be approved by the appropriate Dean and Department Chair granting the degree, then directed to the Registrar.

B. The posthumous degree or certificate shall be noted appropriately in the next Commencement program.