Apply to Graduate

All undergraduate students must complete an application for BA/B.S. degree prior to registration for their final year (two semesters) of enrollment.

This early application deadline allows you to complete any graduation requirements you may still have to fulfill.

In the spring of your junior year, the link to apply to graduate will appear on your myLC account.

Graduation Progress Reports

Your first step is to review your Graduation Progress Report (GPR) and meet with your academic advisor. Provide any questions in writing on the request for graduation progress review form and submit it to the Registrar's Office. Meet with your advisor before submitting any questions.

  • Note the date on the GPR, the classes that are completed, and those that are still deficient
  • Electives are not listed on the report but are counted in the total hours
  • Make sure the GPR has the correct major and governing catalogs indicated
  • Submit a minor certification form for all declared minors
  • Submit approved substitution/waiver forms for any academic requirements

Commencement Participation

You are encouraged to participate in the official College commencement exercises in May. (January and August candidates are also recognized at the May commencement.)

Undergraduate students needing up to 45 semester hours at the beginning of the fall semester or up to 27 hours at the beginning of the spring semester may be degree candidates for August and be allowed to participate in May commencement.

The January graduation date is the Friday before official registration for second semester; the August date is the Friday following submission of the final grades for the summer session.

If the graduation requirements have not been completed for a particular graduation date, students who have applied to graduate are automatically placed on the candidate list for the next graduation date.

Graduation Out-Of-Residence

Permission to complete your last semester at another institution must be approved by the associate dean of the College. Refer to study or graduate out of residence for details.

Academic Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree

To earn a baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree from Lynchburg College, you must:

  • Complete a minimum of 124 semester hours of study with at least 48 semester hours, including the senior year, at Lynchburg College.
    • The 124 hours for graduation may not include more than:
      12 semester hours of internship courses
      6 semester hours in movement science activities courses
      12 semester hours in private music lessons
    • You may wish to satisfy certain specific requirements for admission to a graduate or professional school, for teacher licensure, or for a specialized program of an outside agency. These credits may be included in the 124 as electives, or may be in addition to graduation requirements.
  • Complete all Lynchburg College General Education requirements.
  • Complete the requirements for a major program as outlined in the catalog.
  • Earn a 2.00 minimum quality point average on all work taken at Lynchburg College.
  • Earn a quality point average of at least 2.00 in the major.
  • Comply with all College standards, regulations, and procedures from the date of enrollment through the date of graduation.

Second Degree

Candidates for a second baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree must have earned their first degree from a college or university accredited by the Commission on Colleges of its regional Association of Colleges and Schools.

You must meet all major requirements and complete a minimum of 30 semester hours in residence beyond the requirements for the first degree.

A comment referencing the first degree and indicating that Lynchburg College General Education requirements have not necessarily been met is applied to your Lynchburg College academic record. Only transfer credits applicable to the major are applied to your record. Major courses are reviewed and approved by the program coordinator.