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Catalog and Student Handbook 2021 - 2022


Degree Requirements

To be considered for graduation, students must meet all degree requirements or certificate requirements for their majors as outlined in the Labouré College of Healthcare Catalog & Student Handbook. Before the final semester, students will receive a notice from the Registrar's Office and Department of Communications and Development regarding graduation and Commencement exercises.

Graduation Fee

There is a mandatory graduation fee for each program. This fee covers the cost of all graduation processing. Both degree and certificate candidates pay the fee, whether or not they intend to attend Commencement. This is a one-time, non-refundable fee and will not be charged again if graduation is delayed. Graduation fees are listed in the Tuition and Fees section of the Catalog. 

Commencement Participation Eligibility

There is one Commencement ceremony held in May each academic year. Students who have completed their degree or certificate requirements in August and December of the previous year and those who expect to complete their degree or certificate requirements in April or June may attend May graduation. Students completing their degree requirements in June are considered eligible to participate in Commencement as “walk through” candidates if registered for their remaining requirements in June.


The date on a diploma will reflect the semester when all degree or certificate requirements were completed. The name will appear on the diploma and in the Commencement program exactly as on student record.

Any outstanding financial obligations to Labouré College of Healthcare have to be resolved with the Department of Student Accounts before a diploma, an official transcript of academic record, or other official paperwork such as NCLEX documentation can be released.