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Applying for Graduation

Follow these steps to apply for graduation.

  1. Register for your final semester. Students apply for graduation for the semester in which they are completing their final courses.
  2. Check your degree requirements. All requirements must be completed prior to the degree conferral date. Undergraduate students: Review your Degree Audit Report (DARS) regularly and meet with your academic advisor if you have questions or concerns. Graduate students: Verify your approved Plan of Study is correct and/or complete any needed course changes. See Graduate Students Graduation Deadlines and Procedures for additional information.
  3. Apply to graduate. From My ASU, select the graduation tab from My Programs and eAdvisor® and follow the online instructions. A credit card is required to complete your application.

Application Deadlines

Graduation Application Filing Fees

Fall: Oct. 1

Spring: Feb. 15

Summer: June 15

Undergraduate and graduate: $50

Each additional, concurrent degree: $25

Late fee, if applicable: $35

 

If the application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be extended to the next business day.

How to Apply

If you are not able to apply online, you can apply in person or by mail.

In Person

By Mail

  • Print and complete the Application for Graduation.
  • Mail the completed application and applicable payment to the address listed on the application.

Students that apply for graduation will not be eligible to register for subsequent semesters without being admitted to a new degree program. Students that wish to change their graduation semester after they have applied must contact the graduation office and must re-apply for graduation for their new intended semester of graduation prior to the conferral date of their original graduation semester.

Your Application Status

Check your application status from your My ASU page. Your status will be one of the following: 

Applied
Your application for graduation has been received and is being processed. If your application cannot be processed your status will change to either denied or withdrawn and you will be notified by email. Review your Degree Audit Report or your Plan of Study regularly to ensure that all requirements will be met. Unless you are denied or withdrawn, your status will appear as applied until your degree is posted, which occurs approximately 4-6 weeks after the degree conferral date.

Denied
Your application for graduation has been denied because you will not meet one or more degree requirements by the degree conferral date. Review your Degree Audit Report or Plan of Study and contact either your academic advisor or department chair to review your degree requirements and discuss your options

Withdrawn
Your application for graduation has been withdrawn because you have not completed all coursework (including incompletes) and degree requirements listed on your Degree Audit or Plan of Study by the degree conferral date. Review your Degree Audit Report or Plan of Study and contact either your academic advisor or department chair to review your degree requirements and discuss your options.

Minors, Certificates and Concurrent Degrees

Undergraduates who wish to remove a minor, concurrent degree or certificate from their degree audit should contact their academic advisor. Failure to do so may result in the student being withdrawn from graduation and delay the posting of their degree.

Re-filing for Graduation

If your application is denied or withdrawn, you may need to re-file your application for the semester your requirements will be completed. No fee is required to re-file for graduation.