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Degree Application and Diplomas

Degree/Certificate Program Application Deadlines

In order to graduate, students must complete an application for degree/certificate program candidacy. The degree/certificate program application must be filed with the graduate registrar before the applicable deadline:

  • December degree/certificate: application deadline September 20
  • May degree/certificate: application deadline November 20
  • July or August degree/certificate:application deadline March 8

Commencement Ceremony

Degree candidates who have filed a degree application by the appropriate deadline, above, are eligible to participate in commencement. The graduate school’s annual commencement ceremony is held on the first Sunday in June.

Degree/Certificate Program Application Process

Step 1
  1. Log into WebAdvisor 
  2. Select Degree Application
  3. Select the degree/certificate program that you are completing (do not select a license or endorsement program)
  4. Enter your name as you want it to appear on your diploma
  5. Review/correct your mailing address
  6. Select the term in which you are completing your degree/certificate program
  7. List your hometown and state/country
Step 2
  1. Log into WebAdvisor.
  2. Select Program Evaluation.
  3. Select the degree/certificate program that you are completing (do not select a license or endorsement program).
  4. Review, print, and sign your Program Evaluation. Important Note: you must be registered for ALL of your remaining classes BEFORE printing your evaluation.
Step 3
  1. Submit your signed Program Evaluation to the Graduate Registrar’s office (in person, FAX, or scan and e-mail).
Step 4

Once you have completed the steps above, your program advisor and department chair will review and approve your application to graduate or to complete your certificate program. Once approved, you will be sent a Graduation Application Evaluation email. Degree candidates will receive additional details regarding participating in the June commencement ceremony. (Commencement ceremony participation is limited to degree candidates.)


You will receive your diploma cover containing a congratulatory message during the commencement ceremony (diploma pick-up typically occurs after the commencement ceremony).

Diplomas may be picked up by candidates who have no academic or financial holds on the following dates (photo identification required):

Degree Date

Available for Pick-up Starting


May 18, 2018

May 23, 2018

York 117, Graduate Campus

May 18, 2018

May 23, 2018

Graduate Registrar’s office, Rogers Hall, Room 301

May 18, 2018

Commencement Day, Sunday, June 3, following the ceremony

Council Chambers, Templeton Campus Center

July 20, 2018

August 6, 2018

Graduate Registrar’s office, Rogers Hall, Room 301

August 24, 2018

August 31, 2018

Graduate Registrar’s office, Rogers Hall, Room 301

*Diplomas not picked up by mid-month will be mailed to the candidate’s permanent address.

If you want a friend or family member to pick up your diploma, please provide that individual with a signed note of permission. Please notify the Graduate Registrar’s office with any change of address at .

DIPLOMA COVER NOTE:  Diploma covers are presented at the commencement ceremony.  If you do not attend the ceremony and you wish to receive a diploma cover, you will need to make arrangements to pick up a diploma cover at the Graduate Registrar’s office.

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