Apply for Graduation

How to Apply

The December 2023 Graduation Cycle is now CLOSED.  We are no longer accepting applications for the December cycle. The initial deadline to apply was October 20, 2023 with the final deadline to apply being November 22, 2023 by Noon. The next graduation cycle will be for the May 2024 graduation and will open in February 2024.

Special Consideration to Participate Only 

Special consideration to participate only in the graduation ceremony (also known as the 6 Hour Rule) is extended to undergraduate candidates with grade point averages of 2.000 or higher in the major and overall GPAs while being within six (6) semester hours of completing all course and hour requirements. To qualify for this special consideration, candidates must have already completed a graduation application first, prior to the deadline, and then file a ‘Request to Participate in Commencement’ form (see button below) in addition to the Graduation Application. Before the Registrar’s Office can execute this form, it must be signed by the candidate, the candidate’s adviser and the appropriate dean. The form also includes information about the candidate’s plan to complete the missing components.

Main Campus Undergraduate students please complete the form, with all required signatures and email it to Adult and Online Education students please complete this form with your respective graduation auditor.  Graduate and First Professional students seeking special consideration should contact their program directors. Please Note: This option is only applicable to the May & December Graduation Ceremonies.

Request to Participate in Commencement: 6 Hour Rule Form

If you were previously approved to participate under the “6-Hour Rule” or any version thereof, you will need to reapply to be considered for graduation. You do not officially graduate until you reapply.

Application Received List

Below is the Application Received List. If your name is on this list it means that we have received your graduation application only for December candidates or you are an August graduate. Please confirm your name and your preference for participating in the December ceremony is correct. If there are any changes needed please email Ms. Melissa McLamb as soon as possible. This list is accurate as of 11.29.23.  Any student who graduated in August but already participated in a ceremony under a ‘Special Consideration’ (as outlined above) has been removed from the list. 

Graduation Application Received List
  • If your name is not on this list and you plan to graduate in December 2023 please contact the your Graduation Auditor through the ‘Get in touch’ button below.
  • The list is not in real time. It will be updated no sooner than once a week or as needed.
  • Please remember: Your name will appear exactly has you submitted it on your graduation application.


If you have any questions about your graduation application, contact the appropriate person.

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