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Applying For Graduation

Attention Spring and Summer 2014 Graduation Candidates

Due to publishing deadlines, February 15, 2014 was the deadline to apply for graduation and have your name appear in the May 2014 Commencement program.

Any applicants after this date may participate in the Commencement Ceremony, but your name will not be listed in the Commencement program.

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**

Spring 2014
Undergraduates
Master's / Doctoral

November 15, 2013
February 15, 2014
Summer 2014* walking in May
   Undergraduates
Master's
Summer Doctoral candidates may only participate in December

February 15, 2014
February 15, 2014
Summer 2014*
Undergraduates
Master's / Doctoral

June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
Fall 2014
Undergraduates
Master's / Doctoral

April 15, 2014
September 15, 2014
Spring 2015
Undergraduates
Master's / Doctoral

November 15, 2014
February 15, 2015
Summer 2015*walking in May
   Undergraduates
Master's
Summer Doctoral candidates may only participate in December

February 15, 2015
February 15, 2015
Summer 2015*
   Undergraduates
Master's / Doctoral

June 15, 2015

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

There is no summer commencement ceremony offered. Undergraduates and Master’s students have the choice of participating in May or December commencement ceremonies.

** Any applications received after the September 15th or February 15th deadlines will not be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremonies.


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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 undergraduate advising center in the college in which you are enrolled.

  • Graduate students: Contact the office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies of the college in which you are enrolled.

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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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