Apply to Graduate

Graduate showing thumbs up walking to graduation


Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! 

Students should apply for the graduation term in which all of their degree requirements will be met.  If you are unsure of your graduation term contact your college advisor.

Degree candidates will receive emails to their University JagMail account and should check their emails often and manage them appropriately.

Graduation Application Deadlines

*It is essential that students apply before the posted deadline.  Failure to apply by the deadline may delay a student’s graduation term.  To apply after the deadline, please refer to Late Graduation Application for more information.

Fall 2021  03-06-2021 thru 07-02-2021 FEE $65
Spring 2022 07-03-2021 thru 10-01-2021 FEE $65
Summer 2022 ** 10-02-2021 thru 03-04-2022 FEE $65
Fall 2022 03-05-2022 thru 07-01-2022 FEE $65
** If you will complete your degree requirements in summer, apply for summer graduation regardless of the commencement ceremony in which you will participate.

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to ensure you meet all graduation requirements.

Step 1: Check your unofficial transcript on PAWS to verify that you have met the minimum requirements to apply for graduation.

Level Minimum Earned Hours Minimum Institutional GPA
Undergraduate 84+ 1.80
Graduate 12+ 2.80
Professional 30+ 2.80

Step 2: Apply for Graduation - 

To apply to graduate, log into your PAWS account and under Student Services, select Student Records, then choose the link  "Apply to Graduate".  

Step-by-step instructions

The $65.00 graduation application fee will be charged to your student account. The application fee is term-specific, non-refundable, and non-transferrable (i.e., the fee may not be transferred to a graduation application for another semester).  In order to receive your diploma, all financial obligations to the University must be cleared through the Office of Student Accounting.

If you need additional information, please contact the Registrar's Office at (251) 460-6251 or email

Step 3: Read the instructions listed in the Letter to Degree Candidates


Calendar of Events  
Fall 2021 graduation application deadline July 2, 2021
Spring 2022 graduation application deadline October 1, 2021
2021 Fall Commencement December 10 - 11, 2021
Summer 2022 graduation application deadline March 4, 2022
2022 Spring Commencement May 6-7, 2022
Fall 2022 graduation application deadline July 1, 2022

revised 11/03/2021