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Graduation Checklist

Completing your educational journey is one of great accomplishment and celebration.  The CBS family joins you in praising God and commending your efforts of a job well done!  Please review the following information to ensure the most positive experience possible during this very special time.

 

Graduate Fair Information

Graduate Fair Info & Accessories Document

 

Degree Conferral Checklist

  • Meet ALL academic degree requirements by the end of the semester you are applying for graduation eligibility
    • The Office of the Registrar must confirm satisfaction of academic requirements per the catalog and CBS faculty must approve petitioning graduates
  • Submit an Intent to Graduate Form
  • Pay the required $60 Graduation Fee
  • Complete all graduation assessment and exist survey requirements
  • Ensure no financial, academic, or library holds are in place
  • Decide if you plan to participate in the annual graduation ceremony each spring
  • If needed, review the CBS Graduation FAQ page
  • If you need assistance at any time or have questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar at Registrar@CBSHouston.edu

Degree Conferral AND Graduation Ceremony Participation Checklist

  • Meet ALL academic degree requirements by the end of the semester you are applying for graduation eligibility
    • Graduating students must have completed all academic requirements by the end of the spring semester to participate in the graduation ceremony.  If extenuating circumstances are in place and a student is within six credit hours of degree completion, an appeal to participate in the graduation ceremony early can be submitted to the Office of the Registrar at Registrar@CBSHouston.edu
    • The Office of the Registrar must confirm satisfaction of academic requirements per the catalog and CBS faculty must approve petitioning graduates
  • Submit an Intent to Graduate Form
  • Pay the required $60 Graduation Fee
  • Complete all graduation assessment and exist survey requirements
  • Ensure no financial, academic, or library holds are in place
  • Complete the Graduation RSVP Form
  • CBS has selected Balfour as our preferred vendor for graduation packages for commencement announcements, diploma frames, and class rings! All graduating seniors can click on the link below to order online! (graduates must purchase or rent regalia to participate in the ceremony) Order online at: balfour.com/cbs
    • Bible Certificate graduates will not need to purchase regalia
    • Associate level graduates will wear blue robes and red tassels
    • Bachelor level graduates will wear black robes and gold tassels
    • For those graduates who have earned academic honors, CBS will purchase and supply honor cords for associate level graduates and medals for bachelor level graduates
    • If desired, order and send out invitations, order a class ring, diploma frame, etc.
  • Regularly review your CBS email and the CBS website for important graduation information
    • Look for any communications regarding pre-ceremony recognition events
    • Ensure you know the exact location of the graduation ceremony; CBS recommends driving to the location ahead of time if needed
    • Ensure you know the exact time you need to arrive on the day of the ceremony; plan on arriving at least 15 minutes early to allow for unforeseen events that may delay arrival
    • Be aware of what clothing items to wear beneath your regalia
  • Review the CBS Graduation FAQ page
  • If you need assistance at any time or have questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar at Registrar@CBSHouston.edu