After registering for your last semester of classes, check your on-line
Academic Summary to ensure that all waivers/substitutions/approvals
needed to graduate are current. If questions remain about requirements,
see your faculty advisor.
Students completing an Associate, Bachelor's
or Master's degree must apply to graduate and
participate in the Commencement Ceremony. The application link is located within the Student
Information System, in the drop-down menu adjacent to your student
Please be aware that a late application may
preclude a student from being listed in the graduation ceremony
Participation in the commencement ceremony is not
mandatory for graduation, however if you would like to participate,
please ensure that you apply for this event. For more details on commencement,
please click here.
If your courses end in May or August you
will be in the
spring/summer ceremony. If your course end
December or January you will be in the
Early application is strongly encouraged! All students should
apply to graduate during the semester prior to the one in which
they plan to receive their degree (optimally, by May 1 for
Fall graduation, by December 1 for Spring graduation and by February
1 for Summer graduation).
The Registrar's Office performs a
degree audit on each student who applies prior to the drop deadline
of their final semester to verify that they have met the requirements
to graduate. If there is a problem or issue, early application
for graduation allows for adequate time to notify the student
so that necessary corrective action can be taken. Students who
apply to graduate after the drop deadline can still receive
degree audit assistance by contacting the Registrar's Office.
Please be aware that it will be necessary for students to postpone
graduation if requirements cannot be met in their desired graduation
Date of Degree:
If courses end in December or January the student is awarded a
degree at the end of the fall semester which spans September through
January. A January date is the degree is awarded
courses end in May the student is awarded a degree at the end of
spring semester which spans January through May. A May date is the
date the degree is awarded.
If courses end in August, the
student is awarded a degree at the end of summer semester. An August
date is the day the degree is awarded.
Diplomas are usually mailed within these
Mid-to late January for students whose courses end in December
Early-to-mid February for students whose courses end in January
Mid-to-late June for students whose courses end in May
Early-to-mid September for students whose courses end in the summer
semester (June, July, August).