FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

Students must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in all course work, a 2.0 grade point average in their major, a 2.0 in their minor if applicable and not more than 25 percent of the semester hours may carry the grade of D.

No, your grade point average will consist only of the course work you have completed at Arkansas Tech.

Your major will be listed on your diploma. Your minor will not be listed on your diploma, however, it is listed on your academic transcript.

Your diploma will be available for pick up with your walk card.  You must have a photo id in order to pick up your diploma. If you do not pick up your diploma, it will be mailed to the address indicated on the back of your Name Announcement Card approximately 6-8 weeks after you have graduated.

Barnes & Noble Arkansas Tech will have a designated week approximately 6-8 weeks before commencement where you can visit with a representative and order graduation announcements, rings, frames and your regalia. You may also visit their website to place orders online.

Please check with Barnes & Noble with questions concerning your regalia.

No, but you will be given directions concerning the ceremony when you pick up your name announcement card.
Yes, a professional photographer will take your picture as you cross the walkway and receive your diploma cover. Proofs will be mailed to the address indicated on the back of the name announcement card (within US only) after graduation and you may purchase pictures then.
No; you will walk with the college preference you selected on your application for graduation. Your name, however, will be listed in the commencement program under both colleges in which you are earning degrees.
Women should wear dark dresses or dark dress pants with matching dress shoes (low heels are best). Men should wear dark dress pants with an appropriate shirt and dark dress shoes.
Students need to wear their tassel on the right side of their cap until after the photographer has taken their picture during the diploma presentation.

If your cumulative GPA from the semester prior to your graduation term makes you eligible to be awarded academic honors, a gold honors cord will be given to you when you pick up your name announcement card.

No vases, flowers, or balloons are allowed in Tucker Coliseum.
No food or beverages are allowed in Tucker Coliseum.