Apply to Graduate

Graduate showing thumbs up walking to graduation


Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! 

Students should apply for the graduation term in which all of their degree requirements will be met.  If you are unsure of your graduation term contact your college advisor.

Degree candidates will receive emails to their University JagMail account and should check their emails often and manage them appropriately.

Graduation Application Deadlines

*It is essential that students apply before the posted deadline.  Failure to apply by the deadline may delay a student’s graduation term.  To apply after the deadline, please refer to Late Graduation Application for more information.

Spring 2024 07-01-2023 thru 10-06-2023 FEE $65
Summer 2024 10-07-2023 thru 03-01-2024 FEE $65
Fall 2024 03-02-2024 thru 06-28-2024 FEE $65
Spring 2025 06-29-2024 thru 10-04-2024 FEE $65
** If you will complete your degree requirements in summer, apply for summer graduation regardless of the commencement ceremony in which you will participate.

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to ensure you meet all graduation requirements.

Step 1: Check your unofficial transcript on PAWS to verify that you have met the minimum requirements to apply for graduation.

Level Minimum Earned Hours Minimum Institutional GPA
Undergraduate 84+ 1.80
Graduate 12+ 2.80
Professional 30+ 2.80

Step 2: Apply for Graduation - 

To apply to graduate, log into your PAWS account and under Student Services, select Student Records, then choose the link  "Apply to Graduate".  

Step-by-step instructions

The $65.00 graduation application fee will be charged to your student account. The application fee is term-specific, non-refundable, and non-transferable (i.e., the fee may not be transferred to a graduation application for another semester).  In order to receive your diploma, all financial obligations to the University must be cleared through the Office of Student Accounting.

If you need additional information, please contact the Registrar's Office at (251) 460-6251 or email

Step 3: Read the instructions listed in the Letter to Degree Candidates


Calendar of Events
Spring 2024 graduation application deadline October 6, 2023
Summer 2024 graduation application deadline March 1, 2024
Spring 2024 Commencement May 4, 2024
Fall 2024 graduation application deadline June 28, 2024
Spring 2025 graduation application deadline October 4, 2024
Fall 2024 Commencement December 13, 2024

revised 01/18/2024