FIVE Easy Steps to Graduate on Time!

Follow this handy to-do list to make sure you graduate as planned

1. Review your MyDegrees Audit with your adviser

Undergraduate Candidates: Review your graduation audit in MyDegrees to check that you are on track for meeting graduation requirements in the term you have applied for graduation. Contact your adviser should you have questions.

If you’re a summer 2014 undergraduate degree candidate, the clearance for your degree will take place after the summer term ends. If you are a fall 2014 undergraduate degree candidate, the clearance for your degree will take place after the fall term ends, but you still may participate in the
Commencement ceremony.

Graduate Candidates: Check clearance requirements and deadlines at gradschool.oregonstate.edu/success/deadlines.

2. Ensure all your course work is completed

For spring term graduates to be eligible to receive a diploma at Commencement, all incomplete grades for required courses must be resolved and transfer credits must be on file before May 9.

All credits from transfer institutions required for your degree must be on file.

All incomplete grades for courses included in the completion of institutional and/or major degree requirements must be resolved. All I/Alternate Grades that are pending at the time the degree is conferred will revert to the alternate grade. You should resolve
all I/Alternate Grades before degrees are conferred at the end of the term in which you have applied to graduate. For more information, go to oregonstate.edu/registrar/incomplete-grades

3. Review preliminary grades for spring term

Undergraduate Candidates: Oregon State faculty will award preliminary grades to graduating spring term students by May 12. If your ability to graduate is in question, your adviser or the Registrar’s Office will notify you. If your status is in question you may still take part in Commencement. However, based on your final grades, your graduation may be cancelled and you will need to complete deficient/missing requirements at a later date.

Graduate Candidates: Graduate degree candidate grades will be reported to the Graduate School. If you are a graduate degree candidate, you may participate in the Commencement ceremony only if all of your degree requirements are completed by the spring term deadline. For more information, go to gradschool.oregonstate.edu/success/deadlines.

4. Attend the Grad Fair

The Grad Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16-17 in the OSU Beaver Store. This is your opportunity to get information about the ceremony and make contact with the OSU Alumni Association.You can also buy your cap and gown, class ring, yearbook and commencement announcements. Visit osubeaverstore.com/graduationcenter for additional information.

5. Reserve your place at the ceremony

To participate in Commencement, you must register and have an application to graduate on file.

To register, go to myosu.oregonstate.edu and log in, then click on the Student Records link and choose Commencement Attendance Confirmation. You must be a graduate (or anticipated graduate) of one of the following terms: summer 2013, fall 2013, winter 2014 or spring 2014. Undergraduates with anticipated graduation terms of summer 2014 or fall 2014 are also eligible to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

The deadline to register for Commencement and have your name in the printed Commencement program is April 25. The last date to register for Commencement participation is May 30. If your plans change and you are unable to attend the ceremony, please return to MyOSU and cancel your attendance confirmation. Should you decide not to attend Commencement, you may pick up your diploma at the Registrar’s Office beginning June 16. To have your diploma mailed, go to myosu.oregonstate.edu