Students who will complete all degree requirements this semester must apply to graduate. Applying to graduate and participating in the ceremony are separate actions. If you will not complete degree requirements this semester, but have questions about participating in the ceremony, please read “Am I Eligible to Participate.”
Applying to graduate is required for students who will complete all degree requirements this semester as it informs us of your progress, allows the preparation of your diploma, and gathers information that will appear in the official Commencement Book. Students must submit an application to graduate via MyAccess. Submission of an application does not guarantee graduation or degree conferral.
Please complete the following steps by the deadline announced by your academic program and the SCS Office of Academic Affairs and Compliance:
- Review your transcript in MyAccess to ensure that you are in the process of or have completed all required coursework. Your program advisor can provide you with academic guidance; however, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have met all degree requirements (including specific courses, GPA, credits, and major requirements, which can differ by program).
- If you will complete degree requirements this semester, submit the application to graduate found in MyAccess under “Student Records” and “Apply to Graduate.” Students can only apply to graduate when they are nearing graduation as indicated by attempted credit hours (your earned hours plus your currently enrolled hours). Application periods will be announced by the SCS Office of Academic Affairs & Compliance and in program communications each semester.
- All students should contact Revenue and Receivables at (202) 687-7100 or email@example.com to ensure that they have settled their financial obligations. Financial holds prevent academic registration, the generation of official transcripts, and the issuance of diplomas and certificates.
- International students should contact the Office of Global Services at (202) 687-5867 to update their status.
If you have questions about how to submit your application to graduate, please contact the SCS Office of Academic Affairs & Compliance at firstname.lastname@example.org.