Degree Application and Graduation

This information is for graduate students in the Physical Sciences Division.

Tasks for Students in Graduation Quarter

  • Apply to graduate by submitting a degree application at no later than Friday of first week of the quarter you expect to graduate. Degree application instructions are below and available on the Registrar's website
  • Update your diploma mailing address in This should be an address where you can receive mail several weeks after graduation.
  • Resolve any holds on your account well in advance of the end of the quarter. 
  • Notify your instructors that you are graduating. Instructors must submit early grades for graduating students. You should notify them and make arrangements. More information about grading deadlines is available on the Registrar's website. 

Applying to Graduate

Once you have satisfied the requirements of your program, you must apply to graduate for the quarter in which you expect to receive your degree. You can do so by submitting a degree application at

Once you have logged in to, click on the ‘Academics’ tab and set your Expected Graduation Date to the current quarter to access the application. All degree applications are due by 5:00 PM (CST) on Friday of the first week of the quarter in which you would like to graduate.

Degree applications are valid only for the quarter in which they are made. If you are unable to graduate by the end of that quarter, you will need to reapply. If you need to withdraw your degree application, please contact the Dean of Students Office at Please note that applications withdrawn after Friday of the fifth week of a quarter will be subject to a fee.

International students receiving any terminal degree should notify the Office of International Affairs.


Convocation takes place at the end of Spring Quarter. Students graduating in Autumn, Winter, or Spring Quarters are welcome to participate in convocation and can indicate their intention when completing their degree application. For more information about convocation, please visit the convocation website.