At least six months prior to the expected date of graduation, candidates must complete a "Graduation Readiness Assessment" application with the Academic Achievement Office. If the candidate is eligible for graduation, he or she will provided with an "Application for Graduation" form to be filed with the Registrar's Office. Filing dates are posted each semester and are also printed in the academic calendar.
Students should file the "Application for Graduation" form for summer, fall, or spring when they register for what they expect to be their final term of study. The application triggers a review of the student's academic record to determine whether it is possible for the student to complete degree requirements by the end of that term.
Only after the "Application for Graduation" form has been filed can the Office of the Registrar begin processing the necessary information for final certification of graduation.