Candidacy for Graduation

To become a candidate for graduation, each student must submit a degree application via WebAdvisor. All students should apply one year prior to the degree completion semester.

Applying to graduate by the appropriate deadline will provide students sufficient opportunity to make any necessary class schedule adjustments for timely completion of degree requirements. The above deadlines are also critical to 1) the administrative processing necessary for correct presentation of the student’s credentials and name at commencement and, 2) verification of the student’s completed degree requirements. Failure to meet the deadline can potentially delay participation in graduation and/or timely receipt of the diploma.

In the event a student will not complete all degree requirements by the planned completion date, the student may be still eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students wishing to participate in commencement prior to their actual degree completion must submit a Commencement Participation form online by April 1st of the commencement year. This form will be available each year by mid-March.

To be eligible to participate before degree completion, a student must be within 6 credits of completing all degree requirements. This policy is strictly enforced.

For any further inquiries about candidacy for graduation or eligibility to participate in commencement, students should contact the Registrar’s Office.