Upon completion of a student's last course of study and as soon as their final grade(s) is posted on the degree plan, they may apply for graduation. Students request the graduation application form from their mentor, fill out the form, and return it to the Student Records office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are cleared for graduation and mailed a diploma and two copies of their transcripts within ten working days of receipt of the form, assuming they do not have any outstanding financial obligations or state licensing requirements.
Students should make sure all financial obligations are met prior to applying for graduation. Diplomas and transcripts are held for students who have not fulfilled financial obligations and/or have remaining licensing requirements for their state.
How Graduation Date is Determined
After students submit their graduation application, their record is reviewed to determine if all academic and financial obligations have been met. Once this information is verified, the Records department changes the student from active status to graduated status. The date this change is made becomes the student’s graduation date. If all requirements are met at the time the graduation application is received, the graduation date takes place within five business days of receipt of the application.