Academic Advising

What is the Graduation Application?

What is the Graduation Application?

The Graduation Application outlines a student’s remaining credits and requirements for completion of their degree. It is completed in an advising appointment with an IAS Advisor.

It is the student’s responsibility to apply for their degree because degrees are not automatically awarded when requirements have been satisfied. Students who have not applied to graduate will not graduate.

After filing the Graduation Application, it is the responsibility of the student to make sure that all requirements are met. That said, IAS Advisors are available to provide guidance and advice.

Note: All transcripts must be submitted and evaluated BEFORE the IAS Advisor can draft the graduation application.

Is it time for me to sign the Graduation Application?

IAS students should file the mandatory Graduation Application 3 quarters before their anticipated quarter of graduation.

Please see the table below for an idea of when you should sign the Graduation Application:

When do you want to graduate? When should you apply?
Autumn quarter grads Apply the winter quarter prior
Winter quarter grads Apply the spring quarter prior
Spring quarter grads Apply the summer quarter prior
Summer quarter grads Apply the autumn quarter prior

During peak registration times the office becomes very busy and students may need to wait to get an appointment. If you need to meet with an IAS Advisor to sign the Graduation Application, don't wait until the last minute. Plan ahead!

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule a Graduation Application appointment with your advisor online

Graduating Senior Priority (GSP) Registration

Students who have a Graduation Application on file and are in senior status (135+ credits) have graduating senior priority (GSP) which entitles them to register the first day of registration. GSP is limited to two quarters.

Graduation Application Commencement Deadline

In order for students to be able to participate in Commencement and be included in the Commencement Bulletin, they need to have their Graduation Application (for spring or summer) to the Registrar’s Office by the Spring Quarter graduation application deadline.