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Graduation Calendar

The date of Determination references the final institutional determination of graduation status.

An institution of higher education (IHE) utilizing Title IV funds must provide regular enrollment status updates to the Department of Education. This page references aspects related to a final institutional determination of graduation status for a given term determined by the University.

A status change resulting from graduation must be reported via the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) no later than sixty (60) days from the date of determination of the graduation status (final validation of graduation requirements). The date of determination of graduation status for Central Michigan University will be forty (40) business days past the published graduation date for any given term. For CMU, this is designated as the Closing/NSC Transmission date. This timeframe allows the University to execute business practices needed to determine graduation, award credentials, and submit the required information to NSLDS and other entities. The Registrar’s Office will ensure appropriate internal communication of particular term dates and provide oversight of systems and services utilized to transmit required data to the NSLDS. Adherence to the above dates and procedures is critical for Central Michigan University to comply with Title 34, Subtitle B, Chapter VI, Part 685 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

August 4, 2022 
August 5, 2022Staff begins degree-awarding processes.
September 23, 2022Student deadline to fulfill graduation requirements 
(a receipt of transfer credit/prior learning; removal of incomplete/deferred grades; Plan B completion).
September 30, 2022Records transmitted to National Student Clearinghouse - Degree Verify Report
CMU Date of Determination.
October 22, 2022 
October 24, 2022Staff begins degree-awarding processes.
December 9, 2022Student deadline to fulfill graduation requirements 
(a receipt of transfer credit/prior learning; removal of incomplete/deferred grades; Plan B completion).
December 14, 2022Records transmitted to National Student Clearinghouse - Degree Verify Report
CMU Date of Determination.
December 17, 2022 
December 19, 2022Staff begins degree-awarding processes.
February 10, 2023Student deadline to fulfill graduation requirements 
(a receipt of transfer credit/prior learning; removal of incomplete/deferred grades; Plan B completion).
February 15, 2023Records transmitted to National Student Clearinghouse - Degree Verify Report
CMU Date of Determination.
March 4, 2023 
March 6, 2023Staff begins degree-awarding processes.
April 21, 2023Student deadline to fulfill graduation requirements 
(a receipt of transfer credit/prior learning; removal of incomplete/deferred grades; Plan B completion).
April 26, 2023Records transmitted to National Student Clearinghouse - Degree Verify Report
CMU Date of Determination.
May 6, 2023 
May 8, 2023Staff begins degree-awarding processes.
June 23, 2023Student deadline to fulfill graduation requirements 
(a receipt of transfer credit/prior learning; removal of incomplete/deferred grades; Plan B completion).
June 28, 2023Records transmitted to National Student Clearinghouse - Degree Verify Report
CMU Date of Determination.
June 22, 2023 
June 23, 2023Staff begins degree-awarding processes.
August 11, 2023Student deadline to fulfill graduation requirements 
(a receipt of transfer credit/prior learning; removal of incomplete/deferred grades; Plan B completion).
August 16, 2023Records transmitted to National Student Clearinghouse - Degree Verify Report
CMU Date of Determination.
August 3, 2023 
August 4, 2023Staff begins degree-awarding processes.
September 22, 2023Student deadline to fulfill graduation requirements 
(a receipt of transfer credit/prior learning; removal of incomplete/deferred grades; Plan B completion).
September 27, 2023Records transmitted to National Student Clearinghouse - Degree Verify Report
CMU Date of Determination.