Applications for graduation must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. They may be filed up to three terms before the expected graduation term so progress can be monitored each term. Applications must be submitted no later than the end of the second week of the term in which the student plans to complete degree requirements.

Please read the following before using the online application for graduation:
  • Undergraduates must have senior standing to be eligible to submit an application.
  • The application will display your existing curriculum. If this curriculum is not the curriculum with which you intend to graduate: stop, exit the application, and meet with your advisor to change your program before returning to complete the application.
  • Students who wish to change graduation dates or program information after the first application must cancel their existing application for graduation and file a new application in accordance with the stated deadline.
  • Students receiving more than two degrees must contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.
To submit an application for graduation:

Log in to your MyOSU account using your ONID username and password. Under My Student Stuff, click on Apply to Graduate.

Additional Application Functions

From the Student Records menu you may also view existing applications for graduation, cancel an existing application for graduation, and confirm your intention to attend Commencement.

Important Dates and Deadlines:
Undergraduate & Postbaccalaureate Students

Graduation Term

Application deadline

Conferral Date*

Expected Degree Award Date**

Expected Diploma Availability Date

Spring 2017

April 14, 2017

June 17, 2017

June 30, 2017

See Note Below

Summer 2017

July 7, 2017

September 8, 2017

September 20, 2017

October 6, 2017

Fall 2017

October 6, 2017

December 8, 2017

December 20, 2017

January 5, 2018

Winter 2018

January 19, 2018

March 23, 2018

April 6, 2018

April 20, 2018


* Conferral Date — the graduation date that appears on the diploma and transcript.

** Expected Degree Award Date — the date the Office of the Registrar has completed final degree clearance and posts degree awarded status on transcripts. Only AFTER the degree awarded status is posted, are students' degrees officially awarded and visible on the official transcript.

Spring Diploma Availability Date — students who are on track to meet graduation requirements and who do not have any unarticulated or pending transfer work from other institutions that is applicable toward their degree may be eligible to receive their diploma on Commencement Day. For those who are eligible but are not attending Commencement, diplomas are available for pick-up after 12 pm on the first business day after Commencement.

Students who have unarticulated or pending transfer work from other institutions that is applicable toward their degree will have to wait until their degrees are awarded (expected to take place by July 18, 2016) before obtaining their diploma.

Students in the Degree Partnership Program (DPP) may be eligible to receive their diploma on Commencement day. To be eligible, the Office of the Registrar must receive as close to final grades as possible from the instructor(s) teaching at the other institution. The instructor’s email must come from their institution email address and be sent to It is the responsibility of the DPP student to notify their instructors to email OSU.