Graduation

Detailed graduation information is available on the Office of the Registrar website. This information includes important deadlines and eligibility requirements. Students should review this information carefully to ensure successful completion of the graduation process.

Kettering University awards degrees at the conclusion of each term; summer, fall, winter and spring.

Graduation Requirements

In order for an undergraduate degree to be awarded and verified by the Office of the Registrar, the following requirements must be satisfied:

Academic Course Requirements: Meet all specified course work, design credits, earned hours, and project requirements of the degree.

Cooperative Education Requirements: 

Students who complete their academic requirement in nine full-time terms or more must attain at least five satisfactory work evaluations at an authorized employer. Three of these five must occur after achieving Junior 1 status.

Students who complete their academic requirements in eight full-time terms (minimum of 16 earned credit hours per term) must attain at least four satisfactory work evaluations at an authorized employer. Two of these four must occur after achieving Junior 1 status.

Students transferring to Kettering University with 24 or more earned hours (sophomore status) must achieve at least four satisfactory work terms at an authorized employer (three after attaining junior status). The work experience terms must be earned while a Kettering University student. 

Students transferring to Kettering University with 56 or more earned hours (junior status), without a baccalaureate degree, must achieve at least three satisfactory work terms at an authorized employer. The work experience terms must be earned while a Kettering University student. 

Students transferring to Kettering University with a baccalaureate degree must achieve three satisfactory work terms at an authorized employer. The work experience terms must be earned while a Kettering University student. 

CUE (Culminating Undergraduate Experience) Requirement: Satisfactorily complete a CUE project.

Academic Performance Requirements: Be in academic Good Standing and achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

Residency Requirements: Complete a minimum of five full-time academic terms on the Kettering University Campus.

Financial Obligations

Diplomas and transcripts are withheld until the student has satisfied all financial obligations with the University. 

Accelerated Pace to Graduate

It is possible to complete the academic portion of most Kettering degree programs in eight academic terms. Students who are interested in pursuing this possibility should contact their academic department to obtain an individualized accelerated plan and to determine if it is appropriate for them. 

Final Degree Verification Letter

A final letter is sent to the student and his/her co-op employer when all requirements for graduation are met. Final letters will not be issued until all grades for the graduating term are submitted and posted to the student’s record. 

Key Contacts

  • Main Office
    (810) 762-7476
  • Grades
    (810) 762-9587
  • Graduation
    (810) 762-7852 (Master)
    (810) 762-9587 (Bachelor)
  • Guest & AP Credits
    (810) 762-9912
  • Registration
    (810) 762-7476
  • Transfer Students
    (810) 762-9912
  • Transcripts
    (810) 762-7476
  • Veterans and GI Bill
    (810) 762-9583