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Applying For Graduation

All students must apply for graduation. It is recommended that undergraduates apply for graduation after completing 90 semester credit hours; graduate students after completing 24 semester credit hours.

How Do I Apply for Graduation?

Log into ASAP:

  1. Click on Student Services

  2. Click on Student Records

  3. Click on Graduation

  4. Click on Graduation Application/Survey

  5. Read all instructions very carefully. Your application will not be processed unless you complete the application in its entirety and receive a confirmation number on the last page. Print the confirmation page and keep it for your records.

I have a double major, minor or concentration - how do I apply?

Please submit the following form to the registrar’s office:
Application for Graduation with Multiple Degree Information

Application Deadlines

The Application for Graduation must be submitted by the semester deadlines:

Graduation Date

Deadline to Apply**

Fall 2017
Master's / Doctoral

July 15, 2017
September 15, 2017
Spring 2018
Master's / Doctoral

November 15, 2017
February 15, 2018
Summer 2018*
Master's / Doctoral
Summer Doctoral candidates may only participate in December

June 15, 2018
June 15, 2018
Fall 2018
Master's / Doctoral

July 15, 2018
September 15, 2018

* Degrees awarded in summer will state a graduation date of August, regardless of the date of participation in commencement.

* Undergraduate and Master's Students graduating in the summer have the choice of participating in May or December commencement ceremony as there is not a ceremony in the summer. Doctoral students graduating in the summer can participate in the December commencement ceremony, as the dissertation defense must be complete prior to commencement. After the September 15 or February 15 graduation deadline, the student’s name may not be in the Commencement Program. Additionally, any changes to the diploma name must be made before these deadlines.

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Missed Deadline Procedure

Students who miss the application for graduation deadline must petition for graduation, it is not guaranteed that a student’s petition will be approved.

  • Undergraduate students: Contact the Office of the Registrar.
  • Graduate students: Contact the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies of the college in which you are enrolled.
  • The student's name may not appear in the Commencement program if the graduation application deadline is missed, regardless of petition approval.

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Undergraduate & Graduate Certificate Procedure

It is the student’s responsibility to apply for the certificate by submitting a completed Application for Undergraduate Certificate or Application for Graduate Certificate to the One Stop Enrollment Center prior to the deadline.

Semester of Completion

Deadline to Apply

Fall September 15th
Spring February 15th
Summer June 15th

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Awarding of Your Degree

All Students

Once all final audits are completed – approximately 30 days after the end of the term – degrees will be posted to the transcripts.

Undergraduate Students

To ensure that requirements for the degree are met, the college undergraduate advising center in which the student is enrolled is responsible for the degree audit. A final audit is conducted at the close of the semester. Contact the advising center for questions concerning the audit process.

Graduate Students

Degree audits are conducted by the college in which the student is enrolled. The documents needed to complete the degree are compiled and verified by the college Associate Dean’s office. The documents are forwarded to Graduation Coordination in the Registrar’s office for recording.

Degrees awarded in Summer will state a graduation date of August, regardless of the date of participation in commencement.

What happens if I apply for graduation, but do not actually graduate?
Students who apply for the degree in a given semester but do not fulfill all requirements must submit a new application for graduation before the deadline for the semester in which they intend to graduate.

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