Graduation Procedure for Filing for Bachelor's or Master's Degree

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Graduation Applications must be received in the Office of Admissions and Records by the following dates:

GRADUATION DATE PRIORITY FILING DATE* FINAL DEADLINE**
Fall 2014 graduation February 1, 2014 September 15, 2014
Spring 2015 graduation September 15, 2014 February 1, 2015
Summer 2015 graduation September 15, 2014 February 1, 2015

To Apply for Graduation, fill out the Graduation Application which must be approved by the department chair for each of your Major(s) or Minor(s).

If your department approves the substitution of a required course, they must submit a 'Major/Minor Course Substitution' form to correct your ARR

Use your ARR to track your graduation requirements.

You will not be cleared for graduation if there are any outstanding requirements showing in RED.

You can access your ARR on your My SSU account.

Go to the Reading ARR Instructions page for more help.

NEW! Graduation Application & Major/Minor Course Substitution forms may now be Filled out online! Fill out online then print and get all required signatures. Remember to Save a copy for your records. To avoid delays in your Graduation, submit your paperwork early and don't wait until the last minute.

See our Graduation FAQ

Are you on track for Graduation?

Your ARR (Academic Requirements Report) determines graduation eligibility. Use your ARR to track your graduation requirements and review your Graduation Status. Be sure to check your ARR for accuracy and report any errors to your advisor. You can access your ARR on your My SSU account. Go to the ARR Instructions page for more help.

You will not be cleared for graduation if there are any outstanding requirements showing in RED or YELLOW at the time degrees are awarded for the term.

Current Undergraduate Students

To Apply for Graduation, fill out the Graduation Application which must be approved by the department chair for each of your Major(s) or Minor(s).

*Check your SEAWOLF EMAIL account for important information and application confirmation.

Master's Candidates must file the "MASTER'S DEGREE GRADUATION APPLICATION". Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information.

If your department approves the substitution of a required course, they must submit a 'Major/Minor Course Substitution' form to correct your ARR. Course Substitutions are for Major or Minor requirements ONLY. GE and other degree requirements must be petitioned by using the GE Sub Petition or the General Petition.

Course Substitution - Helpful Hints:

Under RQ number - Be sure to include the complete RQ number (example: XXX-XX ). Under Explanation - Please include the exact 'heading' of the requirement being met (there may be multiple requirement headings under the same RQ number). Include as much detail as possible, as this will allow for fast processing and will help avoid delays in having to return the form to get the necessary information.

For International Program (IP) Courses - Be sure to include the full course topic/title as it appears on the transcript (example: 'American Art: 1960's Era'). For Transfer Courses - Be sure that the Transfer course covers the required units; otherwise you will need to apply another course to make up for the remaining overall units.

Please Note: Substitutions for Transfer and IP courses cannot be processed until the official transcript has been received and posted to the student's record