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.

Graduation

Semester

Graduation

Application

Opens

Graduation

Application

Closes

Requirements

Deadline*

Graduation Date

(Conferral)

Summer 2017 2/6/2017 6/16/2017 9/24/2017 9/25/2017
Fall 2017/January Term 2018

6/19/2017

10/8/2017 1/21/2018 1/22/2018
Spring 2018

10/9/2017

2/4/2018 5/15/2018 5/16/2018
Summer 2018 2/5/2018 6/17/2018 9/23/2018 9/24/2018
Fall 2018/ January Term 2019 6/18/2018 10/7/2018 1/20/2019 1/21/2019

*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.