Apply to Graduate
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!
Students should apply for the graduation term in which all of their degree requirements will be met. If you are unsure of your graduation term contact your college advisor.
Note regarding commencement: USA has commencement ceremonies in Spring and Fall semesters. Summer candidates participate in the Spring commencement ceremony with the exception of doctoral candidates. Summer doctoral candidates will have their degree conferred at the Fall commencement ceremony. While Summer candidates will walk in the ceremonies as indicated above, they still apply for Summer graduation.
Degree candidates will receive emails to their University JagMail account and should check their emails often and manage them appropriately.
Graduation Application Deadlines
*It is essential that students apply before the posted deadline. Failure to apply by the deadline may delay a student’s graduation term. To apply after the deadline, please refer to Late Graduation Application for more information.
|Fall 2019||03-02-2019 thru 07-05-2019||FEE $50|
|Spring 2020||07-06-2019 thru 10-04-2019||FEE $50|
|Summer 2020 **||10-05-2019 thru 03-06-2020||FEE $50|
|Fall 2020||03-07-2020 thru 07-03-2020||FEE $50|
|Spring 2021||07-04-2020 thru 10-02-2020||FEE $50|
|Summer 2021 **||10-03-2020 thru 03-05-2021||FEE $50|
|** If you will complete your degree requirements in summer, apply for summer graduation regardless of the commencement ceremony in which you will participate.|
Follow the step-by-step instructions below to ensure you meet all graduation requirements.
Step 1: Check your unofficial transcript on PAWS to verify that you have met the minimum requirements to apply for graduation.
|Level||Minimum Earned Hours||Minimum Institutional GPA|
Step 2: Apply for Graduation -
To apply to graduate, log into your PAWS account and under Student Services, select Student Records, then choose the link "Apply to Graduate".
The $50.00 graduation application fee will be charged to your student account. The application fee is term-specific and non-transferrable (i.e., the fee may not be transferred to a graduation application for another semester). In order to receive your diploma, all financial obligations to the University must be cleared through the Office of Student Accounting.
If you need additional information, please contact the Registrar's Office at (251) 460-6251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: Read the instructions listed in the Letter to Degree Candidates
|Calendar of Events|
|Fall 2019 graduation application deadline||July 5, 2019|
|Spring 2020 graduation application deadline||October 4, 2019|
|Fall 2019 Grad Fair, USA Bookstore||October 15, 2019, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.|
|2019 Fall Commencement ceremony, Mitchell Center||December 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m|
|Summer 2020 graduation application deadline||March 6, 2020|
|2020 Spring Commencement ceremonies, Mitchell Center||May 9, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m|
|Fall 2020 graduation application deadline||July 3, 2020|
|Spring 2021 graduation application deadline||October 2, 2020|
|Summer 2021 graduation application deadline||March 5, 2021|