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Graduation Eligibility

Before you can apply for graduation, an advisor has to make you eligible to apply for graduation. To be eligible to apply for graduation, here are the steps to follow and critical requirements:

  1. To be eligible to apply for graduation, you must be registered in the semester of intended graduation (even for 1 credit hour - graduate-level course or IPP) (International Students must coordinate with ISSO regarding reduced enrollment)

  2. Check the Academic Calendar and Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) for both graduation application deadlines and other submission guidelines

  3. Complete a Request for Graduation Audit online form. Submissions sent to the incorrect link will not be forwarded to the advisor

  4. After completing the Request for Graduation Audit online form, graduating MS Students must submit an approved final degree plan

  5. MS Students: Your graduation audit will be processed after receipt of both approved final degree plan and request for graduation audit online form.

  6. PhD Students: Your graduation audit will be processed after receiving the request for graduation audit online form.

  7. After completing the graduation audit, if there are no issues, we will make you eligible to apply for graduation

  8. After making you eligible to apply for graduation, you will receive an email notification from Orion that the apply for graduation button has been activated

  9. Apply for Graduation

  10. After applying for graduation, wait for an email from an advisor regarding issues to resolve
    (e.g. degree plan revision or other documentation completion)

  11. After applying for graduation, if there are no issues with the degree plan or other documentation, credit hours, core course & overall GPAs, the advisor will approve the graduation application

Withdraw Graduation Application

In Absentia (For PhD/MS Students writing Dissertation/Thesis only)