Apply to Graduate

If you are in the last term of your program and expect to graduate, you must apply to graduate. Once you apply, the Degree Audit Office will evaluate your eligibility to graduate. Applications are processed in the order that they are received, please check your graduation status.

If you are unsure of your eligibility and would like to verify your graduation status prior to applying, make an appointment with your Faculty or program advising office to find out if you have met the requirements to graduate.

Once you apply to graduate, ensure your personal information is up to date.

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Apply to Graduate

The deadline for undergraduate students is August 1, 2023. For graduate students, the deadline is August 31, 2023.

Convocation Ceremony Dates When must your courses be completed by? [1] When can you start applying? When is your application due? When must all undergraduate program requirements be met? [2] What is the last date for you to cancel/withdraw your application to graduate?
February 2023 Fall 2022 (December 31, 2022) August 1, 2022 November 1, 2022 February 15, 2023 February 15, 2023
June 2023 Winter 2023 (April 30, 2023) November 1, 2022 March 1, 2023 May 24, 2023 May 24, 2023
October 2023 Summer 2023 (August 31, 2023) May 1, 2023 August 1, 2023 September 20, 2023 September 20, 2023

Table Footnotes

[1] To apply for convocation, you must have completed the required classes before the beginning of the term that the convocation date takes place. For example, if convocation takes place in October (during the fall term), courses must be completed by the summer term.

[2] Check the Degree Progress Report to confirm that you have met all requirements needed to graduate in your degree program. This includes ensuring that all academic issues are resolved by the deadline, including any missing grades, deferrals (alternate dates for final exams or coursework), pending petitions, pending waivers, or missing program requirements, etc.

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The October (Fall) 2023 Convocation Application to Graduate is now open and the deadline is August 1, 2023. Applications received after this date will not be accepted. The June 2023 Convocation Application to Graduate is now closed. We are no longer accepting Applications to Graduate for this Convocation.

Information on Applying to Graduate with a Degree

Students from the following Faculties, must apply to graduate online:

  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design
  • Education (Bachelor of Arts, Educational Studies and concurrent only)
  • Environmental and Urban Change
  • Health
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Science

Note: Faculty of Education students in the full-time consecutive program do not need to apply to graduate. Students in the concurrent program are reminded that they must apply to graduate from both their BEd degree and their academic Faculty's degree.

Students from the following Faculties are strongly encouraged to apply online. For a contact list of these Faculties, click here.

  • Environmental and Urban Change
  • Glendon
  • Graduate Studies
  • Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Schulich School of Business

Applications after this date will not be accepted. If you miss the deadline you will need to Apply to Graduate for a future convocation.

If you are registered in an Honours program but wish to graduate with a bachelor (90-credit) degree you must indicate this when you apply to graduate.

Information on Applying to Graduate with a Certificate

Students who expect to receive a certificate must complete and submit an Application to Graduate with a Certificate. Please note that this form is to be submitted to the academic unit that offers the certificate.

February, June and October Graduation

Once you apply to graduate, your eligibility to graduate will  be confirmed following an audit of your final grades, your status will be reflected on your grade report and transcript and your name will appear on YU Verify as having graduated.