Applying for Graduation

Before applying - be sure that you have officially declared all majors or minors. Once your application has been submitted, you cannot add a major or minor without delaying your graduation.


  1. Apply for Graduation in WebAdvisor (under Academic Profile)* Be sure that all majors/minors are officially declared before applying.
  2. Submit the Graduation Application Checklist. Choose one checklist based on your catalog year. (Do not submit both.):

Graduation Application Checklist - Pre-2020 catalog year

Graduation Application Checklist - 2020 and later catalog year

The last day to apply for fall 2024 graduation is May 1, 2024.  (Note - fall candidates who wish to participate in the May 2024 commencement ceremony must apply no later than April 1.)

Please see the detailed directions for submitting your application. We encourage you to submit your form early in case adjustments need to be made.  Late applications are not accepted.

* If you plan to fulfill any major or minor requirements using courses outside of the requirements defined by your specific catalog year, complete a Course Substitution form for each course and forward it to your Department Chair for approval.

Due Dates

The deadlines for submitting your application via WebAdvisor (Part I) and your Graduation Application Checklist (Part II) are as follows:

  • May graduation deadline is October 15
    • Degree date varies by year - see Academic Calendar
    • Candidates are invited to participate in the May commencement ceremony
  • August graduation deadline is March 1
    • Degree date is August 31
    • Candidates are invited to participate in the prior May commencement ceremony
  • December 31 graduation deadline is May 1
    • Fall graduation candidates may choose to participate in either the May commencement ceremony prior to degree completion, or in the May commencement ceremony after degree completion.  However, if you plan to participate in the earlier commencement ceremony, you must apply for graduation earlier in order to appear in the commencement program, have time to order your cap/gown and to be invited to all commencement related activities.  We suggest applying by March 1st.
    • Degree date is December 31


If you have questions, please email the following staff:

If your last name starts with A-K: Chris Ballard

If your last name starts with L-Z:  Mary Tweddle