Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Please familiarize yourself with all the very important information below.

Important Information for Graduating Students

Check your transcripts and ensure that you have taken and passed the following required courses. On occasion, these courses don’t show up on transcripts and if they aren’t showing up, this needs to be corrected with the Registrar’s Office.

AS.360.625 Responsible Conduct of Research (if applicable)
EN.500.603 Academic Ethics

You MUST also complete an Application to Graduate. You can do this in SIS. The deadline to apply is posted on the Registrar’s website. If you have additional questions about the application to graduate, you can contact Liam Whalen.

Fill out the ETGL Form in order to be added to the department’s Expected to Graduate List. The list will be transmitted to the Registrar’s Office. After you completed the form, you will be provided with the certification form for your review. The list and the certification form will be transmitted to the Registrar’s Office.

The Expected to Graduate List will alert the Registrar’s Office and/or Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs to contact you in time for participation in the spring hooding ceremony and commencement activities. You will be provided information about purchasing regalia, etc. Please respond to emails from the Registrar’s Office and/or Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs promptly.

WSE Master’s Ceremony information

University-wide Commencement information

Please note that you must discuss any plans to switch to part-time status with your advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies. Students are only eligible to enter part-time status in their fourth and final semester, and must meet additional eligibility requirements. The student is responsible for the cost of tuition while part-time.

International students must also seek approval through the Office of International Services. Please contact the senior academic program coordinator for more information on the process.

  • Before leaving, please be sure to return any keys (if applicable) to the front desk in Latrobe 5 to get your deposit back.
  • Ensure that you have returned all books to the library.

All electronic thesis submission fees, binding fees (for thesis-track master’s students) and the cost of renting or purchasing regalia are the responsibility of the graduating student.

If you have additional questions regarding this information and process, please contact Elena Shichkova.