Please complete the Intent to Graduate form in its entirety. Incomplete requests may result in delayed processing.
An Intent to Graduate From must be submitted for each different certificate/degree you wish to obtain.
Once you submit this form, you will receive an official degree audit and letter from the Office of Registration & Records indicating remaining requirements needed to receive degree. If you fail to meet the listed requirements within one semester of notification, you will need to submit an updated Intent to Graduate form.
There are three graduation groups per academic year: Spring (May), Summer (August) and Fall (December). There is only one Commencement ceremony that takes place in May of each year.
In order to be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony, students must have completed all of their requirements (or be within one course of completion) by the end of the spring semester. Students who completed their requirements in the previous summer or fall terms who did not march in the previous commencement are welcome to participate.
* Please note, Participation in the commencement ceremony does not guarantee award conferral, you still need to satisfactorily complete the remaining requirements in the soonest term possible.
Details regarding date, time and venue will be forthcoming. It is important for the student to check their preferred email that they listed on their Intent to Graduate form for important ceremony details including when and where to order and pickup regalia, applying for tickets, special accommodations etc. (These emails are typically sent out in April).
* As a reminder, students with any outstanding financial obligations (Financial Aid, Business, or Library holds) will not be allowed to participate until the obligation is taken care of and the hold is removed. Students receiving financial aid loans must complete an exit interview with the Financial Aid Office in order to participate in the Commencement ceremony.
Since the commencement ceremony takes place at the end of the spring semester before grades are due, you will not receive your actual diploma at the ceremony (you will receive a case). Diplomas are ordered through an outside company and will be mailed directly to the student at the address indicated on the Intent to Graduate form. If you need to update the address after the semester, please contact the Academic Affairs Office.