Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!                                                                     The information below will assist you in navigating through the steps to graduate and receive your diploma from CMU.


  • When should I apply to graduate?

Students should submit a graduation application by the semester prior to their anticipated graduation date. Degrees are conferred six times each year. March, May, June, August, October, and December. Applications should be submitted based on the following timeline, however late applicants may be able to graduate.

             October 1st for spring graduation                                                                                                               February 1st for summer graduation                                                                                                           April 1st for fall graduation

Visit Degree Progress to submit a graduation application.

Note to Graduate Degree Applicants 
At the time of filing the graduation application, it is the responsibility of the student to determine whether his/her advisor will be available to approve the thesis or any other papers necessary for graduation. For deadline information, contact the College of Graduate Studies.

  • What happens after I submit my graduation application?
Applications are processed in the order in which received. The application generates a degree audit that is emailed to the student and will detail outstanding graduation requirements. Review your audit carefully to ensure you meet all the requirements. Visit this link to review a sample degree audit. 

  • How do I know if I am on track to graduate?
Students should be in contact with their academic advisor as they approach graduation. Students should also review their Degree Progress and CMU Bulletin for degree requirements. Awarding of degrees is dependent upon the successful completion of all requirements.

  • How do I participate in commencement?
There are two commencement ceremonies held each year: May and December. Spring graduates can participate in May commencement, and summer and fall graduates can participate in December commencement. Graduating students will be e-mailed in advance of their commencement ceremony about tickets, cap and gown, announcements, and commencement day procedures. For more information about commencement, visit the Commencement Website.

  • When will I receive my diploma?
Please visit the Diplomas & Diploma Replacements page for more information.



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