The Academic Year at Saint Augustine's University is divided into two semesters, Fall and Spring, of approximately fifteen weeks each. In addition, the University offers a six-week Summer Session. Students may begin their matriculation at the University at the beginning of the Fall or Spring semesters or at the start of the Summer Session.
Degrees awarded at Saint Augustine's University are the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science and they are awarded at Commencement in May of each year.
Candidates for graduation must have: passed all General Education Requirements of a minimum of 120 hours of university level credits; earned a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; earned a minimum grade of "C" in English 131-132; earned a minimum grade of "C" in all courses in their major, including required supporting courses from other disciplines; and earned the last 25 percent of semester hours of course requirements in their major in residence at Saint Augustine's University. Students enrolled in courses through the Cooperating Raleigh University Consortium (CRC) are considered "in residence." Candidates for graduation are expected to participate in all commencement exercises, unless excused in writing by the Chief Academic Officer.
In summary, in order to be eligible for graduation, students are expected to know and satisfy all relevant degree requirements published in the Saint Augustine's University Catalog in effect when they declared their current major, including General Education requirements, Division requirements, as well as the requirements in their major. While students may expect to receive guidance in course selections and assistance familiarizing themselves with the University's academic policies from Faculty Advisors, Department Chairs, Division Deans, students shall be held responsible for satisfying all requirements necessary to earn their degrees. A students' failure to satisfy all relevant degree requirements is not a basis for making exceptions to the University's academic requirements and/or policies. Candidates must also be financially cleared with the University.