Studying Abroad Your Graduation Semester
Some Belmont students choose to study abroad their graduation semester. It is the university's experience that we are rarely able to meet the Registrar's Office deadlines with students' transcripts from abroad in time for same semester graduation. This is impacted mainly by varying academic calendars at our study abroad sites.
Belmont University's policy for graduation states that all grades must be recorded by noon on the Wednesday prior to graduation in order for students to graduate. This deadline for senior semester grades allows the university time to print the graduation program and prepare for the number of graduates receiving diplomas.
When choosing to study abroad one's graduation semester, it is critical to understand that if the grades are not received from abroad and posted by Belmont's stated time limit, the Registrar's Office will re-schedule graduation for the following semester (e.g. August or May).