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Apply to Graduate

When you are nearing completion of your program, you need to file a degree application with the Registrar’s Office in order to graduate. The degree application forms are available from your school evaluator and in the corridor outside the Student Administrative Services Center (SASC).

Once you have completed all sections of the application, submit it to your school/college evaluator for approval. After the degree application has been signed by the evaluator, it must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office. The evaluator may send it to this office, or you may drop it off at the SASC reception desk.

There are three graduation periods each academic year: September, January, and May. Deadline dates for filing your degree application are published for each graduation:


File By      Graduation Date
Friday, July 11, 2014 Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 Saturday, May 16 2015 (graduate ceremony)
Sunday, May 17, 2015 (undergraduate ceremony)

There is a fee for graduate students and part-time undergraduate students of $208, which is payable at the time the degree application is submitted. The fee includes cap-and-gown rental. The fee for applications received after the filing deadline is $225. 

If the degree candidate has paid the fee and does not graduate at the end of the initial semester of eligibility, the fee will be held and credited as payment for graduation during either of the following two consecutive semesters, including the summer session. If the candidate has not completed degree requirements during this time period, no refund will be granted. The candidate will need to file a new degree application, and a new fee will be charged.

Students who submit their degree applications late may be omitted from the Commencement program, may have delays in the delivery of their diplomas, and may be unable to obtain a cap and gown for Commencement.