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

April 2017 (Spring semester)

July 2017 (Summer semester)

December 2017 (Fall semester)

Application Deadlines

January 20, 2017

May 19, 2017

September 8, 2017

Thesis Due Dates

Graduation Month

April 2017 (Spring semester)

July 2017 (Summer semester)

December 2017 (Fall semester)

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

May 30, 2017

August 28, 2017

January 16, 2018

Thesis defense deadline:

May 30, 2017

July 27, 2017

December 15, 2017

Doctoral Dissertation Due Dates

Graduation Month

April 2017 (Spring semester)

July 2017 (Summer semester)

December 2017 (Fall semester)

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

May 30, 2017

August 28, 2017

January 16, 2018

Dissertation defense deadline:

April 28, 2017

July 27, 2017

December 15, 2017

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