Graduation

photo of graduates at commencementPlease read the following instructions carefully.

All courses must be completed prior to your graduation, including any outstanding temporary grades.  Late applications will be considered for the next graduation date. Your diploma will be mailed via Post Office approximately six weeks after conferral of your degree, to the local address on file in the Registrar's Office.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE REGISTRAR OF A CHANGE OF ADDRESS.

IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THE REQUIREMENTS OF YOUR DEGREE AS ANTICIPATED, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SUBMIT A FOLLOW-UP APPLICATION DURING THE FILING PERIOD FOR THE NEXT APPROPRIATE GRADUATION DATE.

Applying for Graduation

The graduation application is available online only. To submit the online graduation application and payment, follow these steps:

  1. Go into WINGS Express
  2. Select the Student and Financial Aid tab.
  3. Once there, select the Registration & Records menu link.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the menu and select the "Apply for Graduation" link.

Re-applying for Graduation (postponing to another term)

If you are re-applying to graduate with the same degree, you must first contact the Graduate School before you will be permitted to access the online graduation application.  Click here in order to send notification to the Graduate School.

Once the Graduate School “clears” your previous degree from the system, you should then be able to submit your follow up graduation application and fee through WINGS Express following the above listed steps.

There is a $35 fee each time a graduation application is submitted.

Graduation Application Deadlines

Anticipated Graduation Semester

Spring 2019 (Spring semester)

Summer 2019 (Summer semester)

Fall 2019 (Fall semester)

Application Deadlines

January 25, 2019

May 24, 2019

September 6, 2019

Thesis and Dissertation Due Dates

Graduation Month

May 2019 (Spring semester)

August 2019 (Summer semester)

December 2019 (Fall semester)

Thesis and dissertation defense deadlines:

May 3, 2019

August 1, 2019

December 13, 2019

Graduation Month

May 2019 (Spring semester)

August 2019 (Summer semester)

December 2019 (Fall semester)

Final Copy (and signed approval pages) are due*:

June 4, 2019

September 3, 2019

January 13, 2020

*Final Thesis/Dissertations must be submitted to OhioLink at https://www.ohiolink.edu/in a .pdf format.