- Category: Students
Request for graduation must be made on an official Graduation Application and Agreement form. The student must turn in the Graduation Application and Agreement form one calendar year before his/her expected date of graduation.
On this form the student will outline a programme of study for his/her final year showing that all requirements are met by the proposed graduation date. The outline must be approved by the student's Academic Advisor, Department Chairperson, his/her Dean of school and the Registrar and will be filed in the Registrar's Office. After this, no changes may be made without the approval of the Academic Advisor, Department Chairperson, Dean of School and Registrar.
The requirements that apply to the various bachelor's degrees may be summarized as follows:
1. A Core or Concentration.
2. Cognates: if specified in the requirements of the student's major department.
3. A Minor is required for B.A. degrees (except for the Concentration in Theology).
4. General requirements as outlined for the degree being sought.
5. Electives: if, after having taken all specifically required classes, a student still has less than a minimum of 130 credit hours, elective courses are chosen from any area in consultation with the major advisor to fill out the minimum 130-hour total.
6. All Upper-division credit hours. Among his/her courses a student must include a minimum of 30 credits of upper-division courses (courses numbered 300 and above) in the major or cognate areas.
7. GPA requirements are as follows:
a) Grades of less than C- will not apply for a Core, Concentration, Minor, or Cognates. Some Departments like Nursing and Medical Laboratory Sciences require higher grades than C-. It is the student's sole responsibility to check the grades required by his/her department to qualify for graduation.
b) A GPA of 2.25 is required for a Core and Concentration.
c) A GPA of 2.00 is required for Minors and Cognates.
d) A cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required on a student's total credit hours to graduate.
8. Must participate in the graduation exercise.
Graduation Ceremony at UEAB is the culmination of graduation exercise which includes the consecration and baccalaureate services in which all graduands are required to participate Participation in Graduation Exercises before a student may participate in the graduation exercise and receive his/her degree certificate, the student:
1. must have completed all relevant requirements for the degree;
2. must have official transcripts of any transfer credit, including correspondence work in the Registrar's Office at least one month prior to the intended date of graduation;
3. must have been given financial clearance by the Business Office;
4. must have been given academic clearance by the Department, School, and Senate;
5. must have been cleared by the office of the Dean of Students.
6. The Registrar verifies the clearance and prepares a list of cleared students.
All graduands are expected to attend and to participate in the graduation ceremony unless permission is granted to graduate in absentia by the Senate. Permission should be sought at least one semester before graduation.
Permission will be granted only in cases of genuine reasons. Graduation fee will nevertheless be charged.
A student is graduated with academic distinction if the following conditions are met:
- At least 80 semester credits with traditional letter grades earned in residence.
- A cumulative GPA of: 3.75 and above: Summa Cum Laude (A golden sash to be worn on graduation day)
- 3.50-3.74: Magna Cum Laude (A silver sash to be worn on graduation day)
- 3.00-3.49: Cum Laude (A bronze sash to be worn on graduation day)
- The duration of completion of a degree programme will not exceed eight years.
In the event that eight years lapse before the student completes the requirements of the degree, the student should seek readmission.
A student transferring from another recognized institution to UEAB must take in residence all upper division courses. Any departure from this must be approved by the Academic Standards Committee.
The University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, may grant more than one baccalaureate degree to an individual. However, a student may qualify for only one degree at a time and not more than one degree is conferred on any student on a given day. When a student returns after graduation with one degree to complete another major/degree, he/she may graduate with that major/degree as follows:
a) All individuals seeking subsequent bachelor's degree(s) must apply and obtain approval of the Academic Standards Committee.
b) All requirements for subsequent bachelor's degree(s) being sought must be fulfilled.
c) Credits earned in General Education Requirements may apply for a subsequent bachelor's degree(s).
d) Electives earned in previous Bachelor's degree will not apply in subsequent Bachelor's degree(s).
For more details, please see any of the following:
- Academic Department Chairperson,
- Dean of School,
- Academic Standards Committee Chairperson,
- the Registrar.
The Registrar's Office issues transcripts of the student's academic record on written request by the student, but no transcript can be issued until all financial obligations to the University are met. The first transcript is free. There is a fee for all subsequent transcripts.