Application Deadlines

Students applying for degree or certificate must be registered for the semester (term) 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 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.

Certificate Application

Certificate-seeking students must complete a Certificate Completion form through their Program Director's Office no later than the deadlines listed below. Students completing a certificate are not recognized at the university commencement and are not issued tickets to the ceremony.

Registered for and completing requirements in: Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2018
GWeb online application for degree programs opens with registration for the semester:

April 13, 2018


March 1, 2018*

Online applications for degree-seeking students must be submitted in GWeb by:**

Oct 1, 2018

Feb 1, 2019

Jul 1, 2018***

Certificate Completion forms are due to your Program Director's Office by:  Dec 1, 2018 April 1, 2019 July 1, 2018
Diploma/certificate name changes must be processed NO LATER THAN:

Jan 3, 2019

Mar 30, 2019

Aug 31, 2018

Diploma/certificate address changes must be submitted to [email protected] by:

Jan 4, 2019

May 31, 2018

Sep 4, 2018

* Summer graduates may elect to participate in the predecing May ceremony, however, they should not submit an application for a prior term. Students planning to finish coursework in the Summer semester must apply for Summer graduation.

** After these deadlines applications must be submitted on paper and will be assessed a $35 late application fee.

*** Summer graduates who elect to attend the preceding May ceremony must apply for graduation no later than March 15.

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 that process and exceptions to that timeline. While you wait for your diploma/certificate you can get confirmation of completion through our Transcripts and Certifications services.