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 Deadlines
Certificate Application Deadlines
Diplomas and Certificates Timeline

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 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
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 11, 2019

Nov 14, 2019

Mar 1, 2020

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

Oct 1, 2019

Feb 1, 2020

Jul 1, 2020*

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, 2020

Mar 31, 2020

Aug 24, 2020

Address changes must be submitted by:

Jan 3, 2020

May 12, 2020

Aug 24, 2020

Date of graduation printed on your diploma:

Jan 10, 2020

May 17, 2020

Aug 31, 2020 or
Sep 1, 2020 
(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 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
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, 2019 Apr 1, 2020 Jul 1, 2020

Name changes must be processed NO LATER THAN:

Jan 3, 2020

Mar 31, 2020

Aug 21, 2020

Address changes must be submitted by:

Jan 3, 2020

May 12, 2019

Aug 21, 2020

Date of graduation printed on your certificate: Jan 15, 2020 May 15, 2020 Aug 15, 2020