Graduating Seniors

  • Graduating in December? Follow these steps!

    1. Apply to graduate

    Graduation is not automatic; students who are candidates for graduation must apply to graduate through the Student Administration System, after which the Degree Audit section of the Office of the Registrar will determine whether all degree requirements will have been satisfied by the end of the semester.

    Apply to graduate by the fourth week of your final semester for each degree you are completing (or the spring semester for summer graduates). You are able to apply once registration for your last semester opens up. Applying by the fourth week ensures you will be included in Commencement communications. For more information about using the system to apply for graduation, see Apply for Graduation on the Student Administration System Help website.


    2. Confirm your name and contact information


    Please review the spelling, capitalization and punctuation of your name in the Student Administration System to ensure it appears correctly. The Primary Name is what prints on the diploma unless a Degree Name has been designated. Degree Name must share the same last name as the Primary. Changes to last name will require official documentation submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Diplomas reprinted due to incorrect name will incur a cost for replacement. For more information about changing your name in the system, see Modify Your Names on the Student Administration System Help website.


    The mailing/billing address is where diplomas will be mailed unless a separate Diploma Address has been designated. Diplomas are mailed approximately two months after conferral, so the address should be appropriate for that timeframe. Diplomas reprinted due to improper address will incur a cost for replacement. For instructions on changing your address in the system, see Modify Your Addresses on the Student Administration System Help website.


    3. Submit Your Final Plan of Study

    A Final Plan of Study is required for all students who intend to graduate, except for Nursing and Pharmacy students. The Final Plan of Study is due on or before the fourth week of your final semester.  The process described here generates a report which is routed directly to your advisor.

    Requirement! In order to submit your Final Plan of Study, you must have applied for graduation in the Student Admin System.


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If you have any questions, please contact Economics Advising Office at 860-486-3022.