Meet with your advisor and review your degree audit report for unmet requirements.
Undergraduates: be sure to include MAPP2 and WP003 Exit Exam. Graduate Students: Don't
forget to enroll in GR609 and either GR698 or GR699.
Enroll in all requirements. If completing a requirement by way of transfer credit,
use the portal to verify the course will transfer as you expect; enroll in coursework
at the other institution; provide proof of enrollment. (Note: in addition to enrolling
in courses, you do have to complete them satisfactorily.)
After enrolling, run an updated degree evaluation. What's missing? If the department
is substituting or waiving a requirement on your major, have the substitution sent
to the Registrar's Office from the department chair or approved program coordinator.
Apply for Graduation
Complete the graduation application for the semester in which you will complete your
last requirements (i.e., summer class or internship = summer graduation). Read the instructions carefully! You may apply through the portal, Student SS tab>Services>Apply to Graduate.
If you have difficulty with the online application, view our Problems with the Graduation Application? page.
All students who wish to receive a degree must submit an application and complete Candidate
Information online, or they will not receive their diploma. Only those receiving a
degree are eligible to participate in commencement. Even if you are not participating in commencement, you MUST complete this step. When your application has been approved, you'll be notified to check your graduation
status through the portal. If you are approved, a new link – "Candidate Information"
– will be available through the portal. Complete the Candidate Information by following
the link and directions. Be sure to hit the submit button to complete the process.
Commencement for the fall and spring semesters occurs on the Saturday following final
exams. Cap and gown pick up occurs on the Thursday and Friday prior to commencement
day. To receive your regalia, you must pick it up, or make arrangements to have someone
else pick it up for you. These are the only times it is available, and it cannot be
mailed. Read and follow directions regarding cap and gown pick up when received.
There is no summer commencement; students graduating in summer may choose to participate
in the preceding spring commencement (provided they have enrolled and applied no later
than Friday of the first week of summer enrollment) or they may choose to participate
in commencement in the fall semester following their graduation. Only students who are completing their education in the summer have the choice of
ceremonies to attend. Students are not required to participate in commencement, but students graduating
in the summer must mark either spring or fall so that their name will be included
in the appropriate program.
If possible, there will be a few days when you can pick up your diploma. You will
be notified by SE e-mail when diplomas are ready. Diplomas not picked up during that
time period will be mailed immediately. Your diploma will be sent in the mail with
a complimentary transcript, and a copy of the commencement program (if possible) to
the address verified as correct at cap and gown pick-up. Expect it about eight weeks