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Graduation Calendar

Date of Determination references final institutional determination of graduation status.

An institution of higher education 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 as determined by the University.

A status change resulting from graduation must be reported via the National Student Loan Data System 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 make a final determination of 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 as well as 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.

August 5, 2021
 
August 10, 2021Staff begin degree-awarding processes.
September 24, 2021

Student deadline to fulfill graduation requirements 
(receipt of transfer credit/prior learning; removal of incomplete/deferred grades; Plan B completion).
September 30, 2021

Records transmitted to National Student Clearinghouse - Degree Verify Report
CMU Date of Determination.
October 23, 2021
 
September 25, 2021Staff begin degree-awarding processes.
December 10, 2021
Student deadline to fulfill graduation requirements 
(receipt of transfer credit/prior learning; removal of incomplete/deferred grades; Plan B completion).
December 16, 2021

Records transmitted to National Student Clearinghouse - Degree Verify Report
CMU Date of Determination.
December 18, 2021
 
December 20, 2021Staff begin degree-awarding processes.
February 11, 2022

Student deadline to fulfill graduation requirements
(receipt of transfer credit/prior learning; removal of incomplete/deferred grades; Plan B completion).
February 21, 2022

Records transmitted to National Student Clearinghouse - Degree Verify Report
CMU Date of Determination.
March 5, 2022
 
March 7, 2022Staff begin degree-awarding processes.
April 22, 2022

Student deadline to fulfill graduation requirements 
(receipt of transfer credit/prior learning; removal of incomplete/deferred grades; Plan B completion).
April 29, 2022

Records transmitted to National Student Clearinghouse - Degree Verify Report
CMU Date of Determination.
May 7, 2022
 
May 9, 2022Staff begin degree-awarding processes.
June 24, 2022

Student deadline to fulfill graduation requirements 
(receipt of transfer credit/prior learning; removal of incomplete/deferred grades; Plan B completion).
July 1, 2022

Records transmitted to National Student Clearinghouse - Degree Verify Report
CMU Date of Determination.
June 22, 2022
 
June 24, 2022Staff begin degree-awarding processes.
August 12, 2022

Student deadline to fulfill graduation requirements 
(receipt of transfer credit/prior learning; removal of incomplete/deferred grades; Plan B completion).
August 18, 2022

Records transmitted to National Student Clearinghouse - Degree Verify Report
CMU Date of Determination.
August 4, 2022
 
August 5, 2022Staff begin degree-awarding processes.
September 23, 2022

Student deadline to fulfill graduation requirements 
(receipt of transfer credit/prior learning; removal of incomplete/deferred grades; Plan B completion).
September 30, 2022

Records transmitted to National Student Clearinghouse - Degree Verify Report
CMU Date of Determination.