Application Deadlines

Students applying for degree or certificate must be registered for coursework (or continuous enrollment) in the semester in which they intend to complete all academic requirements.

Requirements must be completed prior to the published graduation date for that semester. If your coursework ends after the graduation date for the semester then you should register and apply for the following semester. Candidates for doctoral degrees may have earlier deadlines for completion of their degree requirements and should verify the ETD submission date with their department.

Degree Application

Degree-seeking students in all programs except Law should apply for graduation via the online graduation application in GWeb no later than the deadlines listed below. Please refer to the online application instructions for step-by-step assistance completing your application.

The Law School will continue to use the paper Application for Graduation.

Completing requirements in: Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Students should submit a graduation application for the semester they plan to complete all academic requirements. Commencement ceremony participation preference is submitted through the application.
Online application for degree programs opens with registration for the semester:

Apr 13, 2018

Nov 12, 2018

TBD

Online applications for degree programs must be submitted in GWeb by:

Oct 1, 2018

Feb 1, 2019

Jul 1, 2019*

After the deadline applications must be submitted using a Late (Paper) Graduation Application and applicants will be assessed a $35 processing fee.
* Summer graduates who elect to attend the preceding May ceremony must apply for graduation no later than March 15
Name changes must be processed NO LATER THAN:

Jan 3, 2019

March 30, 2019

Aug 24, 2019

Address changes must be submitted in writing to [email protected] by:

Jan 3, 2019

May 12, 2019

Aug 24, 2019

Date of graduation printed on your diploma: Jan 10, 2019
 
May 19, 2019
 
Aug 31, 2019 or
Sep 1, 2019 
(Law School)


Certificate Application

Certificate-seeking students must complete a Certificate Completion form through their Program Director's Office no later than the deadlines listed below. Please note that certificates are not recognized in commencement publications, and students who are earning a certificate exclusively are not issued tickets to the university ceremony.

Completing requirements in: Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Students should submit a Certificate Completion Form or the semester they plan to register and complete all academic requirements. 
Certificate Completion forms are due to Program Director's Office by:  Dec 1, 2018 April 1, 2019 July 1, 2019
Name changes must be processed NO LATER THAN:

Jan 3, 2019

March 30, 2019

Aug 24, 2019

Address changes must be submitted in writing to [email protected] by:

Jan 3, 2019

May 12, 2019

Aug 24, 2019

Date of graduation printed on your certificate: Jan 15, 2019 May 15, 2019 Aug 15, 2019


Diplomas and Certificates

Diplomas/certificates are ordered after they are awarded in the system, and are typically received in the mail 6-8 weeks after the conferral date. See Diplomas and Certificates for additional information regarding the clearance process and exceptions to that timeline. While you wait for your diploma/certificate you can get confirmation of completion through Transcripts and Certifications services.