Applying to Graduate

To become a candidate for graduation and to participate in commencement, a student must file an application for graduation with the Office of the Registrar. Instructions for Undergraduate and Master degree students are sent via email mid-September (for Fall and Winter candidates) and mid-February for May and August candidates. Students are urged to review their degree audit reports often to make sure they are making progress towards their degree. 

  • There are four graduation terms (December, January, May and August) but only one commencement ceremony in May. December and January graduates and candidates for May and August may participate in the commencement ceremony. Example: Fall 2015 and Winter 2015 graduates, and Spring 2016 and Summer 2016 candidates may participate in the May 2016 commencement ceremony.
  • Participating in the commencement ceremony does not denote degree completion for graduation.
  • Names of candidates for whom applications are accepted after the application deadline will not appear in the commencement program.
  • The graduation application deadlines are typically early October for December and January candidates and early March for May and August candidates. The exact dates are listed in the college academic calendar and the semester Important Dates, Deadlines and General Information, which are posted on the campus WEB site.