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. Submit the Application for Degree by the published deadline dates in the Academic Calendar.

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 Cashier's Office.

Application for Degree Information

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).