Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements

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Usage & Grammar Test


MJ-school degree audit


UNC graduation application

Pass the Usage and Grammar Test, a 40-minute exam given electronically through Sakai that consists of 100 multiple-choice questions.

Majors are required to score 70 percent or better on the test prior to graduation and are required to begin testing while taking MEJO 153. Minors are not required to score 70 percent or better.

Submit your MJ-school degree audit request form by the appropriate deadline to allow time to complete an audit of curriculum progress and to confirm outstanding requirements in time for students to make any necessary schedule adjustments.

  • December 2018 graduates:
    Apply by March 15, 2018
  • May / August 2019 graduates:
    Apply by Oct. 15, 2018
  • December 2019 graduates:
    Apply by March 15, 2019

Not sure if you're ready? Review your academic worksheet requirements based on the semester your entered UNC:

Apply to graduate through the University Registrar using ConnectCarolina. 

If you do not see your expected semester and graduation year, do not apply yet.

Please refer to the registrar’s academic calendar to find out when ConnectCarolina applications will open.