Take this very important step
You’re so close to finishing your degree, but there’s one more thing you need to do: Apply to graduate. This final step will ensure that your name is printed in the Commencement program and you receive important updates about the ceremony. Even if you don’t attend the ceremony—and you definitely should—you still need to apply to graduate to receive your diploma.
It’s critical you apply to graduate during the semester before you intend to finish all your credits and requirements.
- Apply to graduate before these dates:
- Spring (May) graduation: October 15
- Summer (August) graduation: January 15
- Fall (December) graduation: May 15
You must apply to graduate before the deadline in order to guarantee your name will appear in the Commencement program.
Each school or department has its own procedures and deadlines for applying. Do it early in your final year—if not before—to avoid missing your school’s deadline. If you applied to graduate on a previous date, but did not graduate, you must reapply.