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>>Be sure to apply for graduation the semester prior to the semester you wish to graduate in.  You may apply through Eagle Online, in Degree Works, or fill out the online graduation application form.

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Graduation Enrollment Requirements

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A graduate student shall be enrolled during the term in which the degree is awarded unless all requirements have been completed by the last day to register.

Application for Graduation

In addition to satisfying all degree requirements, a candidate for a degree must submit an Application for Graduation.  Links to the graduation application are located in your EAGLE account and in Degree Works.  You must apply during these specific dates for each semester: Summer - February 1st, Fall - June 1st, and Spring - September 1st.  A graduate student shall be enrolled for a course approved by the graduate advisor during the term in which the degree is awarded unless all requirements have been completed by the last day to register for the term.

If a student applies for graduation but fails to satisfy graduation requirements, the student must reapply; this must be done by the date appearing in the online calendar. 

All forms and memorandums required for graduation must be filed in the Graduate School Office no later than one (1) week prior to commencement, with the exception of the defense form and comprehensive exam form which are due four (4) weeks prior to commencement. Transcripts from other universities used as transfer credit on a program of study must be received no later than two (2) weeks after the commencement date.

The advisory committee approved copy of the thesis/dissertation must be submitted through the eTD Administrator (ProQuest) for format review no later than three (3) weeks prior to commencement. It is advisable that the student make an appointment with a Graduate School staff member for format review consultation prior to the deadline. The final copy for publication through ProQuest must be submitted via the eTD Administrator one (1) week prior to commencement.

You may apply NOW to graduate by completing the online form. 

  • Graduation

    In addition to satisfying all degree requirements, a candidate for a degree must submit an Application for Graduation during these specific dates for each semester: Summer - February 1st, Fall - June 1st, and Spring - September 1st.  You are to apply for graduation through your EAGLE or Degree Works account.
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    *Certificate earners do not participate in the University commencement ceremony. Certificate students may attend the end of term activities that may be held in their respective College.

    The last date for the filing of the application is listed on the College of Graduate Studies calendar.

    A graduate student shall be enrolled during the term in which the degree is awarded.

    If a student applies for graduation but fails to satisfy graduation requirements, the student must reapply.

    ATTENTION SUMMER GRADUATES - There is not a commencement ceremony for those graduating in August. Students who wish to participate will be allowed to return to the University for the December commencement ceremony.

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  • Graduate Hooding

    Hoods

    Graduate students do not wear ropes, cords, etc.

    For more information regarding hoods and how to wear them, contact the College of Graduate Studies.

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