May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduation


Students seeking a Specialized Certificate, Basic Technical Certificate, Intermediate Technical Certificate, Advanced Technical Certificate, an Associate of Applied Science Degree, an Associate of Arts or an Associates of Science must complete no fewer than 25% of their credit requirements through College of Eastern Idaho.

Graduation Certificates/Degrees

Through authority of the Idaho State Board of Education, College of Eastern Idaho awards the Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC), Intermediate Technical Certificate (ITC), Specialized Certificate (SC), or Basic Technical Certificate (BTC) to program graduates. Applications are due October 1 for Fall semester, or February 1 for Spring and Summer semesters. If the date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next business day. Late applications will be assessed a $15 late fee.

All requirements for a certificate/degree must be completed and official grades reported to the Registrar before the student will be allowed to graduate. A certificate/degree which is awarded in error, or upon fraudulent claims, will be withdrawn immediately and the student’s record corrected. The College reserves the right to revoke a previously granted certificate/ degree, either for failure to satisfy the certificate/degree requirements (e.g., a mistake in granting the certificate/ degree), or for fraud or other academic misconduct on the part of the recipient discovered or acted upon after the certificate/degree has been awarded. Certificates/ degrees issued by CEI are unique documents. Duplicates will not be issued.

Students must apply for graduation and pay the $15 fee whether or not they are planning to participate in the commencement ceremony. CEI students should submit a graduation application within one semester of completing their degrees or certificates. Once an application is received, the Registrar’s office will review the application and notify the student if he/ she is an eligible candidate for graduation. Graduation applications and fees are valid only for the term in which the student has applied. If the student does not meet graduation requirements for the term, a new application and fee of $15 will be required.

Students may graduate at any time upon meeting all graduation requirements (e.g. at the end of the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester). Students may select any edition of the catalog published and in force while they are continuously enrolled in the program in which they are graduating. If the student does not maintain continuous enrollment, they will lose the right to use the original catalog requirements and must use the catalog in force at the time of re-enrollment. Students are required to graduate under a catalog in effect during their continual enrollment in the program in which they are graduating.

Students do not automatically have their degrees conferred. The degree will only be conferred and the diploma will only be issued if all graduation requirements have been met and all financial obligations to the College have been fulfilled. Degrees or certificates will be dated as the last day of the semester. Students must earn a minimum grade of (C-) in all required courses in order to meet graduation requirements, unless otherwise stated in a particular program. In addition, a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher is required for graduation. The College reserves the right to make course substitutions for discontinued courses.

Graduation with Honors

CEI recognizes academic distinction at graduation based on the institutional GPA for graduation.

  • Silver Cord: Cumulative GPA 3.5-3.749
  • Gold Cord: Cumulative GPA 3.75-4.0

These distinctions are recognized on a student’s final transcript and diploma. Graduation honors are based on all semesters completed at the time a degree is awarded. The May commencement ceremony takes place before Spring grades are finalized. Therefore, honors recognition at commencement is based upon the institutional GPA for graduation from the student’s most recently completed semester.

Incomplete (IC) grades or missing grades will prevent a student from receiving these honors and only the institutional GPA for graduation will be considered (grades for developmental coursework and transfer credits will be excluded).

Veteran Recognition

College of Eastern Idaho recognizes the contributions/ sacrifices that U.S. Veterans have made to our country. When a Veteran graduates from any programs and chooses to walk in the commencement ceremony they will be given an appropriate cord to wear over their robe.

Graduation Rates

The College of Eastern Idaho website releases an annual report disclosing the completion or graduation rates of students. The federal requirement for calculation of a completion or graduation rate applies only to institutions of higher education that admit undergraduate students who are enrolling for the first (1st) time at an institution of higher education and have not enrolled previously at any other institution.