New Policy or Policy Revision
Undergraduate and Graduate
Request to change Graduation Application Deadline dates
General - Not Department Specific
General - Not College Specific
**This proposal was approved at the SGEC step in error. This prposal is being re-submitted into the workflow to go to the SGEC approval step. Mitch 1/11/2021
Currently the deadlines for students to apply for graduation are as follows:
Fall – November 1st
Spring – April 1st
Summer - July 1st
Proposed Policy Update
It is requested to move the deadlines up one month to the following:
Fall – October 1st
Spring – March 1st
Summer - June 1st
Moving the dates up one month provides the following benefits:
• It allows more time for departments to review degree check outs and submit necessary substitutions, waivers, etc.
• It allows more time to work on possible resolutions to graduation deficiencies. For example, in the Fall and Spring terms, the 2nd 8 weeks could provide an opportunity to register a student for a missing requirement.
• It allows more time for our office to verify commencement participation.
The previous decision to move the graduation application deadline to the current dates may have been made pre-maturely. The intent was to allow students more time to decide if they wanted to apply, but in actuality, most students who are consistent in their advising appointments will know of their intent to graduate well ahead of one month before the end of the semester.
By moving the dates up one month, we’re providing a better service to our graduates by identifying deficiencies earlier with more time to identify possible options or allow the student to move their graduation application forward to the next semester so they can develop their class schedule accordingly.