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 to apply to graduate in October 2024 is August 1, 2024.

The deadline for graduate students to apply to graduate in October 2024 is August 31, 2024.

Applying to graduate does not confirm attendance at convocation. Invitations to the Convocation Ceremony will be sent separately closer to the ceremony date.

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?
June 2024 Winter 2024 (extended until May 26, 2024) November 1, 2023 March 1, 2024 May 22, 2024 (extended until May 31, 2024) May 22, 2024 (extended until May 31, 2024)
October 2024 Summer 2024 (August 31, 2024) May 1, 2024 August 1, 2024 September 19, 2024 September 19, 2024
February 2025 Fall 2024 (December 31, 2024) August 1, 2024 November 1, 2024 February 12, 2025 February 12, 2025

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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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
  • Faculty of Education (Bachelor of Arts, Educational Studies and concurrent only)
  • Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change
  • Faculty of Health
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Faculty of 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.

  • Glendon
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Schulich School of Business

Applications will only be accepted within the dates in the table above. 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 anĀ 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.