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Graduation Information

Graduation Deadlines

All students must apply for graduation. Make sure to apply by the deadline to be considered as a candidate for graduation. If you do not apply for graduation, you will not be able to attend the Commencement ceremony.

Already applied?  Check your application status on Albert on the Academics page under Graduation.

Fall 2018/January 2019 Graduation Deadlines

  • Graduation application: July 18 to October 7, 2018
  • Requirements Deadline*: January 27, 2019
  • Graduation Date (Conferral): January 28, 2019

May 2019 Graduation Deadlines

  • Graduation application: October 8, 2018 to February 3, 2019
  • Requirements Deadline*: May 21, 2019
  • Tentative Graduation Date (Conferral): May 22, 2019

Summer 2019 Graduation Deadlines

  • Graduation application: February 4 to July 16, 2019
  • Requirements Deadline*: September 22, 2019
  • Graduation Date (Conferral): September 23, 2019
Graduation Deadlines Notes

*All requirements must be satisfied by this date. Schools and departments may set earlier deadlines for some items.

  • It is the student's responsibility to apply for graduation via Albert within the application period.
  • Dates subject to change.

Expected Term of Graduation

  • The term in which you expect to graduate is an important part of your student record, especially if you receive any form of financial aid. 
  • Verify or update your expected date of graduation on Albert in the Academics section under Graduation.
  • If you have already applied for graduation you will not be able to update your expected graduation term.

Apply for Graduation/Check the Status of your Graduation Application

  • Apply for graduation on Albert by the beginning of your final semester. It is the student's responsibility to apply for graduation within the specified graduation application period.
    • Apply by clicking the "Apply for graduation" link under Academics in your Student Center.
    • Already applied? Check your application status in your Student Center under Academics by clicking the "View my graduation status" link.
  • Students may officially graduate in September, January or May.  In order to graduate in a specific semester, you must apply for graduation within the application deadline period.
  • If you do not successfully complete all academic requirements by the end of the semester, you must reapply for graduation for the following cycle. Please refer to the specific deadlines for the completion of requirements for each graduation.

* College of Dentistry, Stern School of Business (Graduate), School of Medicine, and School of Professional Studies (non-credit) students apply directly at their school.