Clearing for Graduation
CLEARING FOR GRADUATION
You are responsible for making sure that you are clear for graduation.
Your program worksheet must show that you have completed all requirements for the degree before you will be cleared to graduate. Program worksheet issues or questions should be directed to your department or program coordinator.
Final Program Sign-off
Your program coordinator will need to notify the Graduate School that your program worksheet is complete and that you are cleared for graduation. Program coordinators will notify the Graduate School through the petitions tab of the program worksheet.
Make sure you do not have an outstanding balance on your student account. Students with outstanding balances will not be able to receive transcripts, a diploma, or certificate.
The final review of degree requirements for graduation will be made at the end of the current term. When all courses and other requirements, as specified in the Graduate Catalogue, have been completed satisfactorily you will receive your degree. It is your responsibility to follow-up with your adviser or graduate coordinator to insure that all paperwork necessary to clear you for graduation is turned in to the Graduate School before the end of the term that you intend to graduate.
It is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that your requirements for graduation are met.
Degrees are not awarded immediately after the date of graduation, it takes about 30 to 45 days afterwards to clear everyone and award degrees. Once degrees are awarded diplomas will be mailed.