American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Graduation Information

Graduation Information

In order to graduate from AUCA, a student must:

  • earn at least 240 credits (including credit hours earned for program internships)
  • complete all General Education requirements
  • complete all requirements for at least one major
  • earn no more than 102 credits of introductory (100-level) courses
  • pass all state graduation examinations
  • successfully complete and defend a senior thesis/project.

 

Graduation Examinations

A student who has successfully completed all General Education and degree requirements may take the final state exams. In order to graduate, the students are required to:

  • pass the History of Kyrgyzstan State Exam (taken at the end of each semester);
  • successfully complete and defend of Senior Thesis/Project; and,
  • earn passing scores on two or more final state exams as required by their major(s) and minor (if applicable).

State Exam grades are included in the transcript. The evaluation and grading criteria for the final State Attestation (state exams, qualification papers, and thesis) are defined by the Program Coordinator, approved by the AUCA Academic Senate and made available to students planning to graduate.

Details about taking attestation exams are made available to students at least four months in advance. The final State Attestation is conducted in accordance with the Academic Calendar.

 

Degree Distinctions

The criteria for a Kyrgyz State Bachelor’s diploma with honors are as follows. Students who excel in their academic program (achieving “A”, “A-” grades for 75% or more of their courses and grades of “B+”,  “B”, “B-” grades in the remaining courses) and pass all State Exams with “A”  and “A-”grades receive a Kyrgyz State Diploma with Honors.

 

Students enrolled in the majors of Business Administration and International & Business Law who demonstrate superior academic performance are entitled to a bachelor’s degree with honors. The criteria for degrees with honors, as approved by the AUCA Academic Senate, are as follows:

Summa cum laude

To receive a first-de­gree Bachelor’s diploma, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher and an “A” for the Senior Thesis (written and defended in English), pass all State Exams with “A” grades and receive no grades below a C- for required courses.

 

Magna cum laude

To receive a second-degree Bachelor’s diploma a student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6, receive a “B+” or higher for the Senior Thesis (written and defended in English) and pass all State Exams with grades of “B+” or higher and receive no grades below a C- for required courses.

 

Cum laude

To receive a third-degree Bachelor’s diploma, a student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, and a “B” or higher for a Senior Thesis (written and defended in English) and pass all State Exams with at least a “B” and receive no grades below a C- for required courses.

 

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