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. 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 have senior standing to be 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 must 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

2016–2017 Acadcemic Year

Graduation Term

Application Deadline

Conferral Date*

Expected Degree Award Date**

Expected Diploma Availability Date

Winter 2016 January 15, 2016 March 18, 2016 April 22, 2016 May 6, 2016

Spring 2016

April 8, 2016

June 11, 2016

July 18, 2016

See Note Below

Summer 2016 July 1, 2016 September 2, 2016 September 30, 2016 October 14, 2016
Fall 2016 October 7, 2016 December 2, 2016 January 6, 2017 January 20, 2017
Winter 2017 January 20, 2017 March 17, 2017 April 21, 2017 May 5, 2017
Spring 2017 April 14, 2017 June 17, 2017 July 21, 2017 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 to meet graduation requirements and who do not have any unarticulated or pending transfer work from other institutions that is applicable toward their degree 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 after 12 pm on the first business day after Commencement.

Students who have unarticulated or pending transfer work from other institutions that is applicable toward their degree will have to wait until their degrees are awarded (expected to take place by July 18, 2016) 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.