Pathway to Graduation Congratulations, you have almost completed your undergraduate degree at Hamline. Make sure you complete the following steps prior to your graduation date for a smooth transition into post-grad life. Submit your Online Graduate Application (formerly Intent to Graduate) Complete your graduation application one year before you plan to graduate. This puts you on a list for important emails about commencement and senior events, and helps us help you stay on track to complete your degree requirements. Submit the Graduation Application on Piperline: Student Services - Student Records - Apply to Graduate View step-by-step instructions to submit your graduation application Run a degree evaluation on Piperline with your advisor Do this each semester to make sure you are making progress toward graduation View step-by-step instructions to run/view your degree evaluation If you are fulfilling major/minor requirements with substitute courses, transfer work, or exceptions to policy, turn in a program sheet with signatures from your advisor and department chair. Finish strong and graduate with honors You earn Latin Honors by meeting the GPA requirements below while completing 60 or more credits graded A-F at Hamline or through ACTC. Your GPA after J-Term determines your commencement honors status. summa cum laude: 3.900 GPA magna cum laude: 3.750 GPA cum laude: 3.500 GPA Talk to your faculty advisor about Departmental Honors. If you are working towards University Honors be sure to check in to make sure you are on track. Exit Counseling Learn more about managing your loans and/or TEACH Grant and gain valuable information on repayment options. If you have borrowed federal loans (Stafford or Perkins) or received a TEACH Grant, you are required to complete Exit Counseling during your last semester prior to graduating. For more information on Exit Counseling please contact Financial Aid at 651-523-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org Get a handle on your finances Settle your student account with the Student Accounts Office. You will not receive your diploma or transcript until your student account is paid in full. Call 651-523-3000 or email email@example.com if you have questions. Keep your information up-to-date Ensure you receive these communications regarding graduation, commencement, and information geared toward graduating seniors. Keep your contact information up to date on Piperline. Participate in Commencement Join the celebration and be recognized for your years of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. Honor your family, friends, and faculty and staff members who have supported and encouraged you. Learn more about commencement » Forever a Piper As a graduate of Hamline University you will receive invitations to alumni events, and email updates to keep you informed of happenings at the University. Become an Active Alum and learn all the ways you can stay connected after graduation and be part of the network of Hamline Alumni. Contact the Alumni Relations Office at 651-523-2015 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Receiving your diploma Keep an eye out for your diploma, which will be mailed to the address listed on your graduation application. If this has changed, please contact email@example.com to update the address to which your diploma will be mailed. Diplomas are typically mailed out approximately 4-6 weeks after the terms ends and all requirements are met.