Apply for Graduation & Application Deadlines

Applications for graduation must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. They may be filed up to three terms before the expected graduation term so progress can be monitored each term. However, applications must be submitted no later than the end of the second week of the term in which the student plans to complete degree requirements.

Please read the following before using the online application for graduation:

  • Undergraduates must be of senior standing before being eligible to submit an application.
  • The application will display your existing curriculum. If this curriculum is not the curriculum with which you intend to graduate; stop, exit the application, and meet with your advisor to change your program before returning to complete the application.
  • Students who wish to change graduation dates or program information after the first application must cancel their existing application for graduation and file a new application in accordance with the stated deadline.
  • Students receiving more than two degrees will need to contact the Registrar’s Office for assistance.

To submit an application for graduation:

Login to your MyOSU account using your ONID user name and password. Under My Student Stuff, click on Apply to Graduate.

Additional Application Functions

From the Student Records menu you may also view existing applications for graduation, cancel an existing application for graduation, and confirm your intention to attend commencement.

Deadlines to Apply for Graduation:
Undergraduate & Postbaccalaureate Students

2013–2014 Academic Year

Graduation Term

Application Deadline

Conferral Date*

Expected Degree Award Date**

Expected Diploma Availability Date

Summer 2013

July 5, 2013

September 6, 2013

October 15, 2013

October 29, 2013

Fall 2013

October 11, 2013

December 13, 2013

January 16, 2014

January 29, 2014

Winter 2014

January 17, 2014

March 21, 2014

April 24, 2014

May 8, 2014

Spring 2014

April 11, 2014

June 14, 2014

July 21, 2014

See Note Below


2014–2015 Academic Year

Graduation Term

Application Deadline

Conferral Date*

Expected Degree Award Date**

Expected Diploma Availability Date

Summer 2014

July 4, 2014

September 5, 2014

October 14, 2014

October 28, 2014

Fall 2014

October 10, 2014

December 12, 2014

January 16, 2015

January 29, 2015

Winter 2015

January 16, 2015

March 20, 2015

April 23, 2015

May 7, 2015

Spring 2015

April 10, 2015

June 13, 2015

July 20, 2015

See Note Below



* Conferral Date - the graduation date that appears on the diploma and transcript      

** Expected Degree Award Date - the date the Registrar's Office has completed final degree clearance and posts degree awarded status on transcripts. Only AFTER the degree awarded status is posted, are students' degrees officially awarded and visible on the official transcript.

Spring Diploma Availability Date - students who are on track with meeting graduation requirements and do not have any transfer work from other institutions may be eligible to receive their diploma on Commencement Day. For those who are eligible but are not attending Commencement, diplomas are available for pick-up the first business day after Commencement.

Students who have transfer work from other institutions will have to wait until their degrees are awarded (expected to take place by July 21, 2014) before obtaining their diploma.

Students in the Degree Partnership Program (DPP) may be eligible to receive their diploma on Commencement day. To be eligible, the Registrar’s Office must receive as close to final grades as possible from the instructor(s) teaching at the other institution. The instructor’s email must come from their institution email address and be sent to graduation@oregonstate.edu. It is the responsibility of the DPP student to notify their instructors to email OSU.