BLS Graduation Check List

  • Apply for graduation.  
  • Review audit to make sure all requirements are met.
  • Turn in substitution forms (if necessary).
  • Submit official transcripts from other institutions (if necessary).
  • Pass all of your classes!
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA overall and within your major.
  • Purchase your cap and gown from the Campus Bookstore (available March 2015).
  • Complete Student Loan Exit Counseling (if you have a student loan) - either in the Financial Aid Office or go to http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/SaEcWelcome.do by April 15 (May Grads). 
  • Mail your announcements to family and friends - Spring 2015.
  • Clear all financial obligations with the Business Office prior to Monday, May 4th.
  • You are invited to attend Graduation Practice on Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m. on the Main Campus.
  • AUGUST 2015 GRADS:  You must be registered and paid in full for your summer school classes prior to May 4th if you plan to participate in Commencement.
  • Line up for Graduation on Saturday, May 16 at 8:30 a.m. between the Library and Wingate Baptist Church (main campus).  BLS students will line up on the Library side of the street.
  • Watch your mail for Commencement Proof from IfItsDigital.
  • Order your Commencement Video/DVD. Contact Marketing and Communications (704-233-8117) for more information.