After You Have Finished...
All advanced degree recipients are given the opportunity to complete an exit survey that gathers information about the graduate school experience. You will receive a copy of the survey when you schedule your final examination. The results are completely confidential and are very important in helping us improve all aspects of graduate education at OSU. Thank you for completing this important questionnaire.
The Graduate School will notify the Registrar when you complete all requirements for your degree and will indicate the specific date you did so. This date will show up on your transcript. You may request a statement of degree from the Graduate School after the Graduate School has certified the degree. The Registrar's office confers degrees and distributes diplomas four times each year (see Deadlines).
OSU holds only one formal Commencement ceremony each year in June. If you complete all degree requirements after the previous June Commencement deadlines and before the upcoming June Commencement deadlines you may attend the upcoming June Commencement. Only if you have completed all degree requirements by the specified deadline may you participate in the Commencement ceremony. If you are eligible, the Registrar will mail you detailed information about Commencement during spring term. See the Graduate School Deadlines page and the Registrar's Graduation Information and Commencement pages for more details.