Graduation Application Priority Filing Deadlines

Apply for graduation to 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.

Spring 2018October 2, 2017October 2, 2017
Summer 2018October 2, 2017October 2, 2017
Fall 2018March 1, 2018March 1, 2018

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, your status on your CI Academic Requirements Report (CARR) will change from "Not Applied" to "Applied".

Application for Degree and Diploma (PDF, 306KB)


Participating in the Commencement Ceremony ("walking") is separate from graduation.  Review the Commencement website for more information.

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, an e-mail will be sent to your dolphin 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, an e-mail will be sent to your dolphin 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