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.

The Graduate School will be closed from December 23-January 1 for winter break.  In addition, the Graduate School will also be closed December 22 and January 2 for renovation.  Graduate degree confirmation will not occur during this time period.

Graduation Application Deadlines

Anticipated Graduation Semester

December 2017 (Fall semester)

April 2018 (Spring semester)

Application Deadlines

September 8, 2017

January 19, 2018

Thesis Due Dates

Graduation Month

December 2017 (Fall semester)

April 2018 (Spring semester)

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

January 16, 2018

May 29, 2018

Thesis defense deadline:

December 15, 2017

April 27, 2018

Doctoral Dissertation Due Dates

Graduation Month

December 2017 (Fall semester)

April 2018 (Spring semester)

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

January 16, 2018

May 29, 2018

Dissertation defense deadline:

December 15, 2017

April 27, 2018

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