All students should apply for graduation no later than the last semester of their final year.

STUDENT CONTRACT/DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: A student contract is a list of courses that are required for a student to earn a degree in their major. Most majors have different options or concentrations that you can choose to complete your degree based on your career goals and/or interests.

GRADUATION AND COMMENCEMENT: Students are eligible to graduate upon successful completion of all courses listed for their curricula. You have to apply for graduation no later than the last semester of your final year. Please see the Registrar's Office for the necessary forms and payments to complete.

The following conditions must be met for a student to be considered a certificate/diploma/degree candidate and qualify for graduation:

  • Submit a completed graduation application form to the Registrar’s office by the established deadline.
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all courses attempted in their major.
  • Achieve a “C” or above in their major courses
  • All specific course requirements for the programme in which the student is enrolled must be completed in either the Fall or Spring semester.
  • If a student has any courses and/or internship for the programme in which he/she is enrolled outstanding, that student is not eligible and cannot apply for graduation.
  • A student must receive signed final academic clearance from their advisor for graduation.
  • A student must satisfy all financial obligations to the Institute in order to participate in the graduation ceremony and receive their certificate/diploma/degree.
  • All grades for required courses must be submitted. No student will be issued a certificate/diploma/degree while a grade for any course on the academic record that remains outstanding.

GRADUATION INFORMATION: The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute’s Annual Graduation Ceremony is normally held during the Summer semester of May-July. Students are required to apply/register for graduation, by completing or submitting the prescribed form to the office of the Registrar, together with proof of payment of the required fee(s). The Registrar will advise the graduands in a timely manner of the procedures to be followed for those who are eligible to attend and be presented. Persons who do not apply/register will not be allowed to participate in the Graduation Ceremony. Students may be banned from participation in the Graduation exercise for disciplinary reasons. Persons who are eligible may collect their diplomas or degrees after the official ceremony when instructed. Students who have met the academic and social requirements for participation in the Graduation Ceremony, but have not returned all BAMSI property on loan to them, or have not paid all fees and expenses incurred by them, or charges levied against them, will not be allowed to participate in the Graduation Ceremony. Transcripts, Degrees and Certificates will not be issued until all business with the Institute is settled.

AWARD OF DIPLOMAS OR DEGREES: To be eligible for award of diplomas/degrees, a student must satisfy all requirements (including matriculation) for the programme pursued, submit a complete graduation application form, in addition to being approved by the Administration. Students must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00, with a minimum grade of C in each course and have paid all outstanding balances to the Institute.