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Applying for Undergraduate Degree

All undergraduate students must apply in advance online for graduation to receive a degree from the University of Utah.  Before applying to graduate, students should meet with their academic advisor(s) to ensure they are on track to graduate.  Students must have completed 90 credits in order to apply for gradaution

Term Application Deadline
Fall Graduation (December) September 3
Spring Graduation (May) January 21
Summer Graduation (August) March 1*

*Applications received by March 1 will have names printed in the Convocation Program - can submit through May 25

If an application due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the application will be accepted without a fee through the next business day.

To apply on or before the due date simply click on the “Apply for Graduation – Undergraduate” link under the Graduation menu box in Campus Information Services (CIS) and follow the instructions on each page.

 Graduation Candidate Responsibilities

  • It is student's responsibility to submit the online Application for Undergraduate Degree through Campus Information System (CIS).
  • If students are applying passed the deadline, they must submit a paper Late Application for Undergraduate Degree to the Graduation Division and pay a $25 late fee.
  • Students should be able read their Degree Audit and understand that it is their responsiblity to fulfill all graduation requirements with the required minimum grade(s) as listed on Degree Audit.  For detailed instructions on how to properly generate a Degree Audit please click here
  • By submitting the online Application for Undergraduate Degree, this does not automatically clear students to graduate. The Graduation Division will use Degree Audit to determine the completion of a student's degree.
  • If anything on a student's Degree Audit is not reported correctly they must discuss it with an advisor in a timely manner, including but not limited to:
    • Degree Audit exceptions (primarily for students with transfer courses or petitions)
    • Duplicate or repeated coursework.
  • Once an application is submitted; students must be proactive in reviewing their Degree Audit any time they make changes to their courses and when grades are posted; and that the Graduation Division and Academic Advisors may send important graduation information to the student's UMail account.
  • It is student's responsibility to be familiar with and meet all requirements for graduation. The Advisor’s review is preliminary and final certification requires an audit by the Graduation Division of the Registrar’s Office after grades are posted in the student's final semester.
  • If students need to postpone their graduation term, they must notify the Graduation Division by emailing from their UMail no later than the last day of class of the originally planned graduation term.

Missed the Application Deadline?


A Late/Reapplication for Undergraduate Degree is required in the following cases: 

  • Applicants who missed the deadline to apply on time.
  • Candidates who have been denied graduation in a previous semester.
  • Candidates who have already renewed their applications to a future semester or failed to renew by the last day of classes for the current applied term. 

Failure to reapply on time may delay your graduation.

Reapplications should be submitted no later than the beginning of the graduating term.

Reapplications will not be accepted more than one year in advance.


If plans change, students who have already applied for graduation may “renew” their application to a future expected graduation term one time for free before the last day of classes for the current applied term.  To “renew” your application, send an email from your Umail account to requesting a change to your expected graduation term to the new term you plan to be completed.  All subsequent changes will require submission of a Late/Reapplication for Undergraduate Degree and payment of a $25 processing fee.  

Other Changes to Submitted Applications: 

Once you have applied to graduate, subsequent changes can be made by submitting the Notification of Graduation Change form to from your Umail account.

After the due date, applications will be accepted with a $25 late fee through the “last day to withdraw from classes” on the academic calendar. After that, applications will only be accepted by petition through the “last day of classes” on the academic calendar.

Monitor Your Status

  1. Check your Umail account regularly for notification from the Graduation Division that your application has been accepted and reviewed.
  2. Check the status of your Graduation Application by clicking on the 'View Graduation Status' link under the Gradaution box on your CIS page.
  3. Review a new DARS before registering for your last semester to ensure that you will meet all graduation requirements.
  4. Get assistance with your job search from Career Services. Free services include career counseling, on-campus interviews, job postings, resume reviews, etc.
  5. Plan for Commencement Ceremonies and expect to receive graduation information from the University Campus Store
  6. A List of FAQ's regarding graduation can be found on the Graduation website.
Last Updated: 11/5/21