It is the responsibility of the graduate student to sign up for a graduation audit no later than ninety days prior to the date of the Commencement Exercise at which the student expects to be graduated. This is done by registering for GRD-000-B (0 credits/$165.00 graduation fee) during the beginning of the final term before graduation. Students should consult with their advisor if they have any questions regarding the process.
A completed file and acceptance into a graduate program are required for graduation. Transfer credits (approval forms and official transcripts) must be received before each semester's graduation clearance deadline. Students changing their status from non-degree seeking to degree-seeking must do so at least a year prior to graduation.
Graduating students may participate in one of the three commencement exercises held over the calendar year. These exercises occur in January, May and September of each year. Diplomas given during September ceremonies will always be dated as the fourth Saturday in August.