Application for Graduation

To ensure consideration as a candidate for a degree or certificate, a student should submit an application for graduation at the beginning of the semester of degree or certificate, or be identified as expected to graduate by the Office of Admissions and Registrar. Students identified by this process will be notified by mail or email regarding their award. The application may be obtained from and should be returned to the Office of Admissions and Registrar.

Deadlines for submitting graduation applications are: May graduation - March 15; December graduation - October 15. All graduating students are encouraged to submit a graduation application, regardless of intent to participate in the ceremony to ensure the desired name is printed on the diploma as well as the correct address of mailing the diploma. Graduation applications received after the deadline will be processed, but the student's name will not be published in the graduation program.

An evaluation of course work submitted to fulfill degree requirements must be completed before candidacy for graduation is approved. Any student within 12 hours of finishing a credential may participate in May commencement. Those applying for May graduation must fulfill all requirements by the end of the second summer session following the semester they applied. Diplomas are granted only after all requirements are met.