Graduation Checklist

ANTICIPATED
GRADUATION
SEMESTER

PRIORITY
APPLICATION
FILING PERIOD

PRIORITY DEADLINE

**To Avoid Late Fee**

Commencement Dates

FALL 2015

May 22 - July 1, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Friday, December 11; Saturday, December 12, 2015

SPRING 2015

October 1 – November 1, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Friday, May 8, Saturday May 9, 2015

SUMMER 2015

February 1 – March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Friday, May 8, Saturday May 9, 2015

SPRING, SUMMER, and FALL Graduation Candidates:

All Spring, Summer and Fall Graduation Candidates must APPLY for graduation. Please read all instructions.

  1. Complete application down to the electronic signature area.
    1. Please click the appropriate information for concurrent degrees, double majors or not applicable. If you are unsure, please contact your advisor.
    2. List complete major designation (include option if applicable) for the majors (or multiple majors) you have officially declared.
    3. Do not list a minor unless you have previously declared it with your advisor.
      *Listing any major or minor that you have not already officially declared could delay the processing of your application
    4. Enrollment: This must include the courses in which you are currently enrolled and planned courses for any future semesters, up to and including your graduation semester. In addition, include any additional course work you plan to utilize as part of your degree requirements, such as incompletes, Self-Paced Online Courses, and any transfer credit not already recorded on your UCO transcript (even if that credit is not required for your degree.)
  2. Submit application electronically. You will see a pop up page confirming that your application was accepted by the system. You will receive an email notification once Graduation Services receives your application.
  3. The graduation fee ($35.00) is charged to your University account after your application has been processed. You will be charged a graduation fee and complete a new application for every semester you apply.

    *Students who are earning concurrent degrees are earning two separate degrees and will be charged two application fees and will receive two diplomas. Students earning double majors are earning one degree and will only receive one diploma. If you are unsure which applies to you, contact your advisor.*

    ** AN ADDITIONAL LATE FEE OF $25.00 IS CHARGED TO YOUR UNIVERSITY ACCOUNT IF THE APPLICATION IS TURNED IN AFTER THE APPROPRIATE SEMESTER’S PRIORITY DEADLINE**

  4. If you drop/add any courses after you have submitted your application, you must notify Graduation Services of the changes at Graduation@uco.edu. Your graduation clearance is valid only for the courses listed on your graduation application.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  • You will be notified by UCO e-mail of your status as a candidate for graduation.
  • Applications are processed in the order they are received. Please allow up to 6 weeks for Graduation Services to notify you regarding your degree status. If there is a problem with your application, Graduation Services will contact your advisor. Please work with your advisor to resolve any issues.
  • Summer applicants must apply for SUMMER. Summer candidates will participate in the May commencement ceremony.
  • If you are unable to complete graduation requirements and need to change your graduation date, YOU must notify Graduation Services at Graduation@uco.edu. You will then be required to reapply for the appropriate semester and will be charged another application fee.
  • You will receive information about Graduation Central after the semester starts. Caps and gowns, and graduation announcements may be purchased in the University Book Store, NUC 210.
  • Additional commencement information is located at the UCO Graduation Website.

APPLY FOR GRADUATION