Preparing for Graduation

Apply online to graduate and schedule a Graduation Review with your CCAS Academic Advisor the semester before you intend to graduate. At your Graduation Review, your advisor will review your record and confirm that you will have met all degree requirements by the end of your graduation term.  If you are missing any required courses, your advisor will advise that you adjust your final semester’s schedule.  The application deadlines are as follows:

Graduating in:




Applications must be submitted online by:

February 1*

July 1**

October 1


*If you are a spring graduate and you apply before winter break, you will receive a Graduation Review via email before the first day of spring classes. 

**If you are a summer graduate and you wish to walk in Celebration/Commencement the spring prior, you must apply by the February  1st  deadline.  You may participate in Celebration and/or Commencement if you have no more than 9 credits of requirements to complete your degree. 


Once you have confirmed that you have all of the necessary courses In Progress on your transcript, please also keep the following in mind:

  • You must earn a C- or better in all upper-level courses counting toward your major.
  • You must keep your GPA above a 2.0
  • Your credit hours must total 120 academic hours.  LSPA courses cannot count here, and if you took any course more than once, you may only count the credit once. 
  • All coursework must be completed no later than the last day of final exams for the semester you intend to graduate.  This means no Incompletes can be taken your final semester.  For example, if you planned to graduate in the spring of 2017 but take an Incomplete in a course in the spring of 2017, you cannot graduate in spring 2017. 
  • Check with your department to see if you’re eligible to apply for Departmental Honors. 
  • Be sure that all transfer credit and/or Study Abroad credit has posted to your transcript. 
  • For other notes about graduation, see the How to Prepare for Graduation Handout