You should monitor your degree requirements throughout your academic career to ensure that you are on track when graduation approaches.

You must apply for graduation. It is recommended that you apply three terms prior to the term in which you will meet your degree requirements.

Once you’ve applied, you need to monitor your progress toward your degree. It is your responsibility to verify that your requirements are met and the degree will be awarded.

Finally, celebrate your accomplishment by receiving the diploma you’ve worked so hard for. Better yet, receive it at the commencement ceremony and celebrate with your friends, family, and classmates.

Statement of Degree: A Statement of Degree is a good-faith letter indicating your anticipated graduation date. Most employers and graduate schools will accept a Statement of Degree until your degree is actually cleared and posted on the transcript. The Registrar's Office issues Statements of Degree only for undergraduate students; graduate students must contact the Graduate School, graduate.school@oregonstate.edu.

Frequently Asked Commencement Questions