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 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.

Completing requirements in: Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
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 21, 2021

Nov 16, 2021

Mar 15, 2022

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

Nov 15, 2021

Mar 15, 2022

Jul 15, 2022

After the deadline applications must be submitted using a Late (Paper) Graduation Application.
* Summer graduates who elect to attend the preceding May ceremony must apply for graduation no later than April 1
Name changes must be processed NO LATER THAN:

Dec 11, 2021

Apr 27, 2022

Aug 20, 2022

Address changes must be submitted by:

Dec 11, 2021

Apr 27, 2022

Aug 20, 2022

Date of graduation printed on your diploma:

Jan 7, 2022

May 15, 2022

Aug 31, 2022 or
Sep 1, 2022 
(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 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
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, 2021 Apr 1, 2022 Jul 1, 2022

Name changes must be processed NO LATER THAN:

Dec 11, 2021

Apr 27, 2022

Aug 20, 2022

Address changes must be submitted by:

Dec 11, 2021

Apr 27, 2022

Aug 20, 2022

Date of graduation printed on your certificate: Jan 15, 2022 May 15, 2022 Aug 15, 2022