Graduation Preparation

*Note: Additional information about graduation preparation can be found on the graduation section of the Registrar's website.

Graduation is the process whereby the University acknowledges and certifies that you have completed all requirements for a degree. You must apply for graduation the semester BEFORE you intend to graduate (if you plan on graduating Spring semester, you must apply for graduation during Fall semester). If you complete all application steps by the deadline, the fee is $25.00. If you miss the deadline, there is an additional $35.00 fee. Make sure you are aware of the deadline.

The application for graduation can be found by logging onto your VandalWeb account. Select Apply for Degree under the Student Information/Registration menu. (see example below)

Apply for a Degree or Certificate

Follow the instructions and make sure you print your application when finished. You are required to complete the Graduating Senior Survey.

Your academic advisor must sign your completed application. Since you’ll be meeting with your academic advisor to plot out your final semester anyway, it’s a good idea to bring a hard copy of your Application for Degree with you to the advising appointment. Be sure to check your degree audit with your academic advisor to ensure you’ve completed all your degree requirements.

The last stop for your application is your college dean’s office. Once you have submitted your Application for Degree and a copy of the Graduating Senior Survey confirmation page (screen shot), you application is completed.

If you are receiving more than one degree (e.g. a B.S. in Geology and a B.A. in English), you will need to complete two separate applications and pay two fees. This is only if you’re completing multiple degrees; not two majors in the same degree.