Preparing for Graduation

Students are responsible for tracking their own academic progress and eligibility for graduation. Specifically, in order to track the progress through a degree, each student must maintain a checklist of all requirements. The academic advisor will confirm that all degree requirements have been met; however, ultimate responsibility for tracking the student's progress through a program and assuring that all degree requirements for graduation are met lies with the student. Only the provost and the registrar have the authority to certify that all requirements for graduation have been fulfilled and post a notification of degree completion on a student’s transcript.

In addition to tracking their own progress through academic programs, students must submit an Application for Degree. This form is available in the student portal to submit online to the advisor. The application must be signed by the student and the student’s academic advisor and be submitted to the Office of Academic Services at Failure to submit an application by the recommended deadline may postpone the posting of the student’s degree.

The recommended application deadlines are as follows:  

 Conferral  Application Deadline
 March 30  January 15 of same year
 May 30  February 1 of same year
 August 15  June 1 of same year
 October 30  September 15 of same year
 December 30  September 15 of same year