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Graduation

Applying for Undergraduate Degree

All undergraduate students must apply online in advance 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.

Term

Deadline

Fall Graduation (December)

September 3

Spring Graduation (May)

January 21

Summer Graduation (August)

March 1*

Students must have completed 90 credits in order to apply for gradaution. 

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

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

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.

  • You must apply for graduation on your Campus Information System (CIS), when you have completed 90 or more credits, by the deadline posted here.
  • If you apply past the deadline, you must complete the Late Application for Graduation and pay a $25 fee.
  • You are responsible for checking your Degree Audit multiple times to ensure all graduation requirements are met with the required minimum grade(s).
  • By submitting the application for graduation, this does not automatically clear you to graduate. The Graduation Division will use Degree Audit to determine the completion of your degree.
  • You are aware of any duplicate courses that may affect your total number of credits to graduate.
  • If anything on your Degree Audit is not reported correctly you must discuss this with an advisor in a timely manner, including any Degree Audit exceptions.
  • Once your graduation application is submitted, you must be proactive in reviewing your Degree Audit any time changes are made to a class schedule or when grades post.
  • You must check your Umail often, as the Graduation Division and your advisor may send important information about graduation.
  • It is your 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 after grades are posted in your final semester.
  • If you need to postpone your graduation term, you must notify the Graduation Division by emailing graduation@utah.edu from your Umail no later than the last day of your originally planned semester.
  • You are aware of the optional graduation ceremonies (both commencement and convocation) and how to purchase regalia from the campus store.
  • You can utilize career coaching from the Career and Professional Development Center for up to one year after you graduate.
  • You must register on your assigned registration date/time. You can view your registration date/timeon your Campus Information System (CIS). Failure to register on time may result in required courses filling up, which could delay graduation.
  • If you are an international student, you must report your last semester to the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office. More information about last semester notification is online here.

Late/Reapplication:

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.


Renewal:

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 graduation@utah.edu 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 graduation@utah.edu 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.

  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: 3/4/22