Students earning a bachelor's degree need 123 credits to graduate.
Please note that some students might require more credits depending on their major or minor, and some might need to take developmental coursework.
While each student develops in-depth knowledge within a major, liberally educated students should also share a common core of knowledge.
The general education core curriculum is designed to help students develop the qualities, abilities, and skills of a liberally educated person.
Students earning acceptable scores on high school Advanced Placement Exams will be granted credit towards graduation at Cabrini College.
A complete list of exams, acceptable grades, and number of credits awarded by the College is available in the College Catalog.
Students must follow the provisions of the Cabrini College catalog under which they originally enrolled at Cabrini, unless returning for study after an education leave of one year or greater.
Transferring Courses Students can take classes at another college and still count them towards graduation, but there are a few limitations. Not all courses from other colleges meet core, major, or graduation requirements.
Students should contact the Registrar's Office or their advisor for more information.
Prior to enrolling at another school, students must complete an "Approval for Credit Taken at Other Institutions" form and then must have official transcripts for all courses taken elsewhere sent to Cabrini College.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits towards their degree and must take their final 30 credits at Cabrini.
Application to Graduate with Office of RegistrarStudents expecting to graduate should file an application to graduate with the Registar's Office.
Please note that completion and submission of the form does not represent final approval to graduate and should not be interpreted as a guarantee that you have completed all requirements for graduation.
Federal Student Loan Exit Session with Financial AidStudents who borrowed a Federal Student Loan while at Cabrini are required by federal regulation to complete an exit counseling session by April 1.
The Financial Aid Office will email instructions for completing the online session.
Those who fail to complete this requirement will be unable to obtain Commencement materials or graduate, and will have a hold placed on their transcripts by the Financial Aid Office.
If you have any questions, or if you are not sure that you borrowed a Federal Student Loan, contact the Cavalier Express Center at 610-902-8188.
Outstanding Obligations with the Business OfficeStudents with outstanding financial obligations to the College must settle their accounts with the Business Office in order to receive Commencement materials, participate in graduation, receive a diploma, or access their transcripts.
All prospective graduates are strongly encouraged to check the status of their student account and pay any remaining balances immediately.
If you have any questions about your student account, call the Cavalier Express Center at 610‑902‑8188.
Insufficient Credits to Graduate / Commencement "Walk-Through"Students who are within six credits of meeting all requirements for graduation may still participate in the graduation ceremony if they have enrolled in the remaining course(s) at Cabrini College, and have submitted a petition for permission to participate.
Undergraduate students should submit their petition to a representative in the Cavalier Express Center/Registrar’s Office. The petition should be addressed to Mary Harris, Ph.D.
Master of Education graduates should submit the petitions to Beverly Bryde, Ph.D.
Master of Science in Leadership graduates may petition Mary Harris, Ph.D.
Petitions must be received by April 1.
Please note that written permission to participate in the Commencement Ceremony (permission to walk) must be obtained before students can receive their academic attire or other items related to graduation.
Students who have been granted permission to walk will have their name listed in the Commencement program with a notation next to their name indicating “degree to be awarded at a later date.”