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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.

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
  • Contact CBS’ preferred graduation vendor to order required regalia (graduates must purchase or rent regalia to participate in the ceremony)
    • 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