Graduation FAQs

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To be eligible to participate in the ceremony, students must have completed all program requirements. This includes coursework, clinical training, and dissertation.

You must start by submitting a graduation application. The application triggers a series of processes that lead to the awarding of the degree. If the application is not submitted, your degree will not post, your diploma will not be printed and you will not be eligible to walk in the commencement ceremony. The Registrar’s office will perform a comprehensive audit of your academic records once this completed form and all relevant fees and grades are received.

Graduation applications and cap and gown orders submitted after the deadline are subject to a $50.00 late fee.

You can submit your graduation application here.

Yes, all graduating students must fill out the application regardless of the intent to participate.

Yes, there is a $75 fee to apply for graduation. This fee will be collected electronically within the application.

There is no cost to the student for cap & gown.

Yes, you will be able to keep your cap (MA), tam (PsyD), gown, tassel, and hood.

The number of tickets allowed per graduate varies each year depending on the number of graduates. The Registrar will let you know how many tickets you will receive as soon as possible after the application deadline passes.

Financial Aid recipients must complete exit counseling at www.studentloans.gov. If your exit counseling is not completed, your diploma will not be presented. If you have any questions regarding the exit counseling, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Student accounts must be paid in full at the time of program completion. Any outstanding balance will prevent the release of diploma, transcripts and letters of completion.

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