Students who are close to fulfilling their graduation requirements must file an application for graduation prior to the semester in which the candidate anticipates graduating. Students must meet with their academic advisors/coordinators and/or department chairs to confirm their academic records are accurate and complete. Reviews should be completed prior to the semester in which students expect to complete degree requirements. Once reviews are complete, candidates, advisors, department chairs, and the deans will sign off on applications for graduation before payment is rendered.

All students who will be completing degree requirements must apply for graduation by the appropriate deadline.  An application for graduation must be submitted even if students will not be participating in the commencement ceremony.

Per semester, an application for graduation will not be accepted after the final application deadline.  A new application is required if applicant failures to meet requirements during the semester for which the initial application was processed.

Initial Application Deadline: Spring – January 31 Summer – March 31 Fall –August 31
Final Application Deadline: Spring – Feb 15 Summer – April 15 Fall –September 15


Application Fee  ($50.00 for undergraduate or $60.00 for graduate)
A $35.00 late fee is required after the initial application deadline date.

Once the application for graduation has been received, approved and the process by the Office of the Registrar, the applicant will receive an email notification with payment instructions.  Please note that a payment cannot be submitted without the email notification from the Office of the Registrar.

Please reach out to your faculty advisor to secure an application for graduation.

Graduation attire and announcements must be purchased from the University Bookstore. Contact the University Bookstore at 478-825-6623 or go to

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