Application for Degree

Application for Degree

The Application for Degree is required in order to have a degree posted to your academic transcript and to be permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony. The Application for Degree must be submitted during the term you plan to graduate. Submitting the Application for Degree by the published deadline dates in the Academic Calendar will better ensure your name will appear in the commencement program. Due to the lead-time required by our press, students who apply for graduation after the deadline may not have their names printed in the commencement program.

The deadline to apply for graduation is the 12th class day of each term for spring and fall and the 4th class day for summer (please see Academic Calendar for specific dates). Effective Fall 2017, the original application fee is $40. After the deadline there is a $20 late fee, making the total application fee $60. Application fees are applied to your student account, and must be paid through the Bursar's Office.

Application for Degree Information:

Students are encouraged to apply by the published deadline dates to avoid paying the late fee for the application. Late applications for Summer 2018 graduation will be accepted until June 29, 2018. After this date, any student wishing to submit an application will need to contact the Registrar's Office to determine the student's graduation status. This may prompt communication to the academic dean's office to determine readiness for the awarding of the degree at the end of the term. Submission of application after June 29, 2018, does not guarantee participation in graduation ceremonies, nor awarding of the degree, and student's name will not appear in the commencement program. Payment will be due immediately upon submission of application.

Applying after the published Application for Degree deadline dates might hinder your name from appearing in the commencement program and/or honors list. It is best to apply by the published deadline dates. The commencement program is sent to press approximately eight weeks prior to the commencement ceremony.

Application for Degree Fees (effective Fall 2017):

 Undergraduate CandidateGraduate
Application Fee
(By deadline date.)
$40.00 $40.00 $40.00
Total Fees
(If application made by deadline.)
$40.00 $40.00 $40.00
Late Application Fee $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
Total fees
(With late application.)
$60.00 $60.00 $60.00

Degree Application Fees:

The following fees apply to the Application for Degree:

  • Students seeking their bachelor degrees will pay a fee of $40.00.
  • Students seeking their master’s degrees will pay a fee of $40.00.
  • Students seeking their doctoral degrees will pay a fee of $40.00.

Late fee: Students submitting Applications for Degree after the set deadline date will be subject to pay the late fee of $20.00 in addition to the set fees indicated above.

Application fees will not be permitted to roll forward to a future semester. Students must submit a new application for degree with the application fees that apply at the time of application.

Students who do not meet degree requirements in the term for which their application is filed, will be required to re-apply for the next available graduation date and will be required to pay another  application fee.

Note: Students who have submitted an Application for Degree for a specific term and are enrolled in all required courses that term to complete degree requirements will be permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony of their major at the conclusion of that term. Students who are deficient more than 9 grade points in major, minor, or overall will NOT be permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Name Changes

If you wish to make an official change of name with the university, please submit the Official Change of Name form and include the proper documentation with the form (i.e.: copy of social security card or copy of letter from Social Security Administration acknowledging name change) to the Payroll Office located on the second floor of the Thomason Building.