Students who expect to complete degree requirements by June or August must submit an application for graduation at the beginning of the term in which they expect to complete the degree or by February 1st, whichever date is the earlier. In order to participate in Commencement a student must be within 9 credit hours of completing the degree at the time of Commencement. Exceptions to this may be made by petitioning the Educational Standards Committee for any undergraduate degree (A.A., A.S., A.B. or S.B.).