Before you can graduate, the Registrar's Office needs to make sure that you have completed all of your degree requirements. We do that using the Application for Graduation. All degree- and certificate-seeking students must submit an Application for Graduation.
Under most circumstances, you have to be registered for the last of your degree requirements before you can apply to graduate.
If you are taking a final requirement at another school, testing out of a course, or substituting one course for another, you can still apply to graduate. Still, you need to provide documentation explaining how you intend to fulfill those final requirements email the appropriate paperwork to us.
Once you have registered for your final classes, it's time to make sure you're ready to go. Your WebOPUS degree audit is the best way to do this. Your degree audit tells you what your degree requirements are, including requirements for your major(s), minor(s), and certificates, and it tells you whether or not you have fulfilled those requirements.
Your degree audit should have the following statement at the top if you are on track to graduate:
When you are missing requirements, your degree audit displays the following statement at the top. You must meet with your advisor to resolve your missing requirements before submitting your application for graduation.
Once you've confirmed that you will have fulfilled all of your degree requirements by the end of your final semester, it's time to submit your Application for Graduation.
Students who need to take a summer course(s) need to select the summer conferral/ graduation date when applying to graduate. Spring and summer graduates walk in the commencement ceremony in April/May. No particular action is needed for summer students to participate in the Spring ceremony student are automatically included. We do not offer a summer commencement ceremony.
Commencement ceremonies are held twice per year: one in December following the fall semester and one in late April or early May following the spring semester. A student with an approved Application for Graduation for spring and summer may participate in the April/May commencement ceremony. Those approved for fall may participate in the December commencement ceremony.
Last but not least, make sure you are checking your FLC email regularly. All official communications about your application and graduation-related announcements will be sent to your FLC email.
You can view the status of your Application for Graduation on WebOPUS.
You will be charged a $50 graduation fee when you submit your application. The fee covers the cost of your graduation regalia (cap and gown) and other associated costs. You will be charged the fee even if you do not intend to participate in Commencement.
You can pay your graduation fee online or at Skyhawk Station.
If your application was denied, you may appeal that decision. To appeal, you just need to submit and new Application for Graduation. On your new application, make sure that you document how you will complete all missing degree requirements by the end of the semester during which you would like to graduate.
You will need to wait until the next semester to submit another application.
If you have any questions, or if you would like assistance with your application, stop by Skyhawk Station, send us an email, or give us a call at 970-247-7301. We’re here to help!