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The new Spring 2021 Online Graduation Application is now Available! 

5 Step Graduation Process

  1. Perform an Evaluation in DegreeWorks with Academic Advisor.
  2. Apply online through MyInfo for graduation.
    • Spring 2021 Online applications are now available.   For students applying for Fall 2020 please continue to use the traditional paper application. 
  3. Participate in Priority Registration for the upcoming semester.
  4. Attend your Commencement ceremony (optional).
  5. Receive your Diploma to the address you provide.

Click each drop down menu below for additional information.


This evaluation can be done by logging into MyInfo and reviewing your DegreeWorks worksheet. 
  • Does your DegreeWorks worksheet reflect your academic progress as you would expect (if not contact your advisor)?
  • Are all requirements on Degree Works shown as either completed (green check mark) or in progress (blue tilde) or will they be after you register for next semester? (see Example below)
  • Will you be able to successfully complete all of the classes remaining for your degree by the end of next semester?
  • Will you have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of next semester?

If you answered "yes" to all of these, move on to Step #2: Application 

DegreeWorks Example

Graduate students, please visit The Graduate School’s website for application process. Turn in applications to the Graduate School.

Undergraduate Students

Schedule a meeting with your Academic Advisor and Certifying Officer. Once approved, a note will be added to yourDegreeWorks Worksheet allowing you access to the online graduation application. The application can be found in MyInfo under the Student Services Tab. 

  • Separate notes are required for each Bachelors degree, Associates degree, and minor being awarded.
  • A Graduation Fee of $40 will be charged to your account for each Degree application.  This includes new applications that are submitted to change your term of graduation. Failure to pay will result in a financial hold being placed on your account.
    • An additional fee of $30 will be charged to your account for any In Absentia Registration. 

Graduate School Application Deadlines

  • June 10th for Summer graduation, submitted the semester of intended graduation
  • September 6th for Fall graduation, submitted the semester of intended graduation
  • February 5th for Spring graduation, submitted the semester of intended graduation

For application details, please see the Graduate School's website.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Bachelors and Associates Degrees
  • October 1st for Spring graduation, submitted the preceding Fall semester
  • March 1st for Summer or Fall graduation, submitted the preceding Spring semester
Undergraduate Certificates
  • December 1st for Spring graduation, submitted the preceding Fall semester
  • March 1st for Summer or Fall graduation, submitted the preceding Spring semester

Undergraduate Applications

The Graduation Application will be available In MyInfo under Student Services once a student has met with their Academic Advisor and Certifying office and their Degreeworks notes have been added. 

Distinction Between Second Degree and Second Major

A 2nd Major must meet all departmental requirements for the major. Core completion for one major satisfies Core for all additional majors. Completion of an additional major is indicated on transcripts; diplomas list only the primary major.A  2nd Degree requires 30 additional, unique credits, and nine additional, unique, upper-division credits. Core completion for a first degree satisfies Core for all additional degrees. Additional degrees are indicated on transcripts, and each degree is awarded an individual diploma.

You've made it this far, now it's time to celebrate! 

Please keep in mind, though, that the Commencement ceremony is just that: Ceremonial. Even though candidates walk across the stage and are recognized for their wonderful achievements, final semester grades have not yet been posted at that time, and no degrees have been awarded. The awarding process will start the week after Commencement, so keep an eye on your DegreeWorks for the final confirmation of your degree being awarded.

Note: There is no walk through or practice for Commencement. Please just show up on time on the day of the ceremony in your regalia, and our staff will direct you from there.

Visit the Commencement website for details.

  • Log into MyInfo to update your Mailing Address to where you would like your diploma shipped.
  • Review final semester grades when they have been posted, and monitor your Degree Works notes for confirmation of your degree being awarded.
  • If an issue is found, the Registrar's Office will first work to resolve it through your department, and if we need you, we will call or email you. Please make yourself available.
  • If no issues are found, your degree will be posted to your official transcript, and you can expect to receive your diploma in the following time frame:
    • Spring Graduates – July
    • Summer Graduates – October
    • Fall Graduates – February
Note: Diplomas will be sent to the most recent mailing address on file. Please make sure this address is current by logging into MyInfo and updating your Personal Information.

Set Yourself Up for Success

  • Know your application deadlines- (see "Application" drop down).
  • Monitor your progress towards graduation. 
  • Monitor your DegreeWorks for notes on discrepancies.
  • Monitor your preferred email inbox. 

Undergraduate Graduation Checklist

Graduate students, please visit The Graduate School’s website for dates & deadlines, graduation applications, etc.

Semester Prior to Graduation

For example, If you are planning to graduate in Spring, complete these steps during the preceding Fall semester.

See EVALUATION dropdown above.

See APPLICATION dropdown above.

See REGISTRATION dropdown above.

Semester of Graduation

For example, If you are planning to graduate in Spring, complete these steps during the Spring semester. 

Please check your DegreeWorks worksheet for any notes pertinent to your graduation application. You should have one of two graduation audit notes in the Notes Block at the bottom of your DegreeWorks worksheet. Notes should state either:

Graduation REGISTRATION audit found no discrepancies with your application…., or
Graduation REGISTRATION audit found a discrepancy… 
Note: You may have several notes if you are seeking a combination of credentials (multiple majors, minors, degrees). 

IF you have decided to postpone your graduation, please withdraw your graduation application.  To withdraw your application, submit an e-mail to the appropriate Academic Auditor in the Registrar’s Office or have your department submit one on your behalf requesting to withdraw your application for graduation.

Note: There will be a Degree Candidate hold on your Degree Works account. This hold requires NO ACTION FROM YOU and will be removed by our office after your degree is awarded.

Details TBA.

Visit the Commencement website to RSVP. Visit your MyInfo to update your Mailing Address.
 See COMMENCEMENT dropdown above
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