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So my best friend is 3 hours short of graduating but is still graduation to walk. Is that possible?

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  1. Progs

    Progs Member

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    He wants to walk because he already invited many of us and doesn't want to tell his family. Will he still be able to walk at graduation?
     
  2. rhino17

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    Yes, people do that all the time, not a huge deal.
     
  3. Progs

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    wow, didn't know that. :confused:
     
  4. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    From what I understand, they receive a blank diploma.
     
  5. Uprising

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    Yes, you can still walk. But obviously won't receive the diploma.
     
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    Yeah they did it for me, you can go to your counselor and if you are within a certain number of hours or about to finish they you can walk.
     
  7. rhino17

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    I went to a very large public university so idk if this is the norm

    But they don't give anyone a real diploma when they graduate, it's always just a generic paper, they mail you the real diploma later
     
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    My wife did it
     
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    normal at UH
     
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    Congrats to your friend for his degree.
     
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    I know Summer finishers at a lot of schools graduate with the Spring students.
     
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    normal at UT
     
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    I think they should make your friend crip walk across the stage since he didn't actually graduate but still wants to walk. It would add excitement to the ceremony and be the only proper solution to this issue.
     
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    yeah, walking doesn't mean you graduated...yet, you don't get your diploma until grades are finalized, so if you failed, you don't get a diploma, hence have to take class again.
     
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    I did it... Just enrolled in the class I needed by correspondence the next semester
     
  16. Qball

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    What's going to happen is that his name will be called and he will walk up to shake the dean's hand and the dean will announce to the entire audience that your friend is attending graduation even though he didn't graduate cause he's a loser...

    ;)
     
  17. fallenphoenix

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    yup, this is what i did for my undergrad
     
  18. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Does anyone actually get a diploma when they walk? I figured the whole thing was just a formality and the diploma came in the mail.
     
  19. K mf G

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    the rumor is a&m actually hands students their diploma when the walk
     
  20. HR Dept

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    This. And I wouldn't even catagorize Texas State (my alma mater) as REALLY large.
     

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