Graduation Questions

Below are a few of the common questions students ask us about graduation and the application process. Please be sure to visit our Graduation page for more information about the application, deadlines, commencement, etc. 

When do I file for graduation?

You must file for graduation the semester BEFORE you intend to graduate. For example, a Spring 2013 graduate will file for graduation in Fall 2012. 


How do I file for graduation?
The first step is to attend a workshop. In-person workshops are offered in October and March. An email will be sent out with the workshop dates, times, and locations. At the workshop, we explain how to fill out the graduation application and other important information pertaining to commencement. 
I graduated last semester. Why hasn't my degree posted?

You probably need to file an addendum to your graduation application. Email your request for an addendum to our office. Please include the following:


  • Your Name
  • Student ID Number
  • The semester you applied to graduate
  • Your Major and Minor


Graduation Addendums can take 7-10 working days to process once they are filed.  

What is an addendum?

An addendum is a form used to make official changes to your graduation application. If you take a different course other then what was listed on your graduation application, an addendum must be completed. To request an addendum be completed, please email our office. Please see previous question for the appropriate information to include in your request.