All students must petition to graduate by completing the "Petition for Graduation" form. Petitions for graduation for each semester have specific due dates. Students must contact the Office of the Registrar for these dates. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of these dates and adhere to them.
Processing of petitions after that date, if approved by the Office of the Registrar, requires that a substantial processing fee be assessed to the student. Further, ability to participate cannot be guaranteed if submitted after the established deadline. The availability of caps, gowns, and diplomas in time for commencement also cannot be guaranteed.
There is a non-refundable graduation fee that is due at the time the petition is submitted. Both the petition and graduation fee are good for one year. Students who petition to graduate and do not complete requirements within one year must submit another petition and graduation fee.