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Important Update:

UCO COVID-19 protocols remain in place for the spring 2021 semester. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage. View a list of UCO's virtual services

Graduation Information

A graduation application fee of $45 is charged to your university account when your application is processed. An additional $25 late fee is added if your application is submitted after the semester’s priority deadline as listed below.

Note: Summer applicants must apply for summer graduation. Summer candidates will participate in the May commencement ceremony. 

Graduation Candidates

All spring, summer and fall graduation candidates must APPLY for graduation. Please read all instructions.

  • Complete application down to the electronic signature area.
  • Click the appropriate information for concurrent degrees, double majors or not applicable. If you are unsure, contact your advisor.
  • List complete major designation (include option if applicable) for the majors (or multiple majors) you have officially declared.
  • 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.
  • 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 coursework you plan to utilize as part of your degree requirements, such as incomplete, 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.) 

Submit the 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 Degree Certification receives your application.

The graduation fee ($45) 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.*


If you drop/add any courses after you have submitted your application, you must notify Degree Certification via email of the changes. Your graduation clearance is valid only for the courses listed on your graduation application.

Application Deadlines

Anticipated Graduation: Spring 2021
*Priority Application Filing Period: Sept. 15-Nov. 1, 2020
Final Deadline: Friday, May 7, 2021

Anticipated Graduation: Summer 2021
*Priority Application Filing Period: Feb. 1-March 1, 2021
Final Deadline: Friday, July 27, 2021

Anticipated Graduation: Fall 2021
*Priority Application Filing Period: June 15-Aug. 1, 2021
Final Deadline: Friday, Dec. 17, 2021

*Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be charged an additional $25 late fee.

Commencement Dates

spring 2021

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 7-9, 2021
(Summer graduates walk in May but must apply for summer)

fall 2021

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17-18, 2021

Important Information

  • After you apply for graduation, your application will be reviewed by UCO Degree Certification.
  • Once your request has been reviewed, you will be notified via your UCO email of your status as a candidate for graduation.
  • Applications are processed in the order they are received. Please allow up to six (6) weeks for Degree Certification to notify you regarding your degree status. If there is a problem with your application, Degree Certification will contact your advisor. Please work with your advisor to resolve any issues.
  • If you are unable to complete graduation requirements and need to change your graduation date, YOU must notify Degree Certification via email. You will 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 at the University Book Store, NUC 210.
  • Note: Summer applicants must apply for summer graduation. Summer candidates will participate Iin the May Commencement ceremony.

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