Graduation Application Priority Filing Deadlines

Apply for graduation for the term in which you will complete all degree requirements and coursework. Graduation applications and $50.00 fee must be received by the published deadline.

TermUndergraduateGraduate
Spring 2019October 1, 2018October 1, 2018
Summer 2019October 1, 2018October 1, 2018
Fall 2019March 1, 2019March 1, 2019

How to Apply for Graduation

Fill out the Application for Degree and Diploma and submit it to the Student Business Services Office with your payment. Once your application has been processed, the status in the top section of your CI Academic Requirements Report (CARR) will change from "Not Applied" to "Applied".

Application for Degree and Diploma (PDF, 306KB)

Commencement Resources

Commencement at CI is a ceremony for graduation candidates. Participation ("walking") in the ceremony is separate from graduation and does not guarantee degree completion. You can review the Commencement website for more information on the ceremony.

What happens after Commencement?

Degree processing begins two weeks after grades post and takes 8-10 weeks to confer degrees. 

  • If you have met all degree requirements: Communication will be sent to your myCI email address and a diploma will be ordered. Be sure that your mailing address is up to date in CI Records. Diplomas are mailed from a separate company and will take approximately one month to arrive.
  • If you have not met all degree requirements: Communication will be sent to your myCI email address notifying you that you still have requirements to fulfill. 

Graduation: Frequently Asked Questions
Graduation Next Steps

Additional Graduation Forms

Request for Change Graduation Term (PDF, 293KB)
Duplicate Diploma Request (PDF, 293KB)
Letter of Anticipated Completion Request (PDF, 290KB)

Other Useful Links

CI Academic Requirements Report Information