Application for Graduation
To become a candidate for graduation, a student must submit an application with the Office of the Registrar no later than the date set forth in the academic calendar. The university assumes no responsibility for making adjustments for students who fail to file an application by the designated date. A candidate who fails to file an application for graduation or to meet graduation requirements by the designated dates automatically voids his candidacy for that particular graduation.
The application for graduation for the fall must be filed by July 15, for spring semester by November 15, and for the summer by April 15. The Application for Graduation Form should be filed in the Office of the Registrar, with copies distributed as indicated on the Form.
Presence of candidates for degrees is required at graduating exercises, except when permission for graduating in absentia has been granted by the Director of Graduate Education and the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. A written request for permission to graduate in absentia must be made at least 10 days prior to Commencement Day.
It is the sole responsibility of each candidate for graduation to meet with the major advisor to have his or her academic record evaluated for the purpose of finding out whether all institutional and departmental requirements for graduation have been met.