Preparing for Graduation

Instructions on preparing for graduation.

  • Apply for graduation through the Graduate College. For your convenience, you may apply to graduate online.  Please note that a credit card is required and an approved POS must be on file before an application for graduation can be accepted.
  • Register for your final semester. Graduate students may apply to graduate before registering for their final semester.  See Graduate Students Graduation Deadlines and Procedures for further information.
  • Application for Graduation filing fees: Graduate $50; Late fee, if applicable $35
  • To ensure that your name appears in the ASU commencement book and to avoid paying a late fee, the application must be received by the appropriate deadline. If you're graduating in:
    • Fall or Winter, your deadline is October 1
    • Spring, your deadline is February 15
    • Summer, your deadline is June 15
  • Your department and faculty advisor will report the status of your Culminating Experience for your capstone or applied project to the Graduate College. A comprehensive exam may be required for your degree program, please consult with your graduate advisor listed on your ASU home page.

Important Reminders

  • You must be admitted and enrolled in courses during the semester you wish to graduate
  • Your applied project completion date has to be within or prior to the semester you are graduating.
  • Only courses taken within the last six years can be counted toward your degree program and be part of your Program of Study.