Meet with your advisor and review your degree audit report for unmet requirements.
Undergraduates: be sure to include MAPP2, CL's and WP003 Exit Exam. Graduate Students:
Don't forget to enroll in GR609 and either comps or orals.
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 form
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 or certificate must complete Candidate Information
online even if you are not planning on participating in commencement, you MUST complete this
step. Failure to complete it means you will not receive a diploma. When you have been approved
as a candidate for graduation, you'll be notified to check your graduation status
through the portal. If you are an approved candidate for graduation, 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 for
graduation 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 arrive in the mail with
a copy of the commencement program and your complimentary transcript, at the address
verified as correct at cap and gown pick-up. Expect it about eight weeks after finals.