If you are in the last term of your program and expect to graduate, you must apply to graduate. Once you apply, the Degree Audit Office will evaluate your eligibility to graduate.
Please note that if you had applied to the June 2018 convocation and your Winter or Y term courses are still in progress, you do not need to apply to graduate. Once your grades have been confirmed, your degree will be finalized and your diploma will be available for pick up or delivery. For delivery service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you applied (and met requirements) to graduate in June 2018, but wish to attend the October 2018 convocation ceremony, please go to Walkthrough Information and complete the online request form.
If you are unsure of your eligibility and would like to verify your graduation status prior to applying, make an appointment with your Faculty or program advising office to find out if you have met the requirements to graduate.
The online application to graduate in absentia in February 2019 is now open. Apply by October 23, 2018 to make sure your application is processed in time.
Students from the following Faculties, must apply to graduate online:
- School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design
- Education (concurrent and part-time consecutive students only)
- Environmental Studies (BES students)
- Lassonde School of Engineering
- Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Note: Faculty of Education students in the full-time consecutive program do not need to apply to graduate. Students in the concurrent program are reminded that they must apply to graduate from both their BEd degree and their academic Faculty's degree.
Students from the following Faculties are strongly encouraged to apply online. Contact your Faculty directly to obtain application deadlines and procedures. For a contact list of these Faculties, click here.
- Environmental Studies (MES students)
- Graduate Studies
- Osgoode Hall Law School
- Schulich School of Business
Late applications may be accepted but there is no guarantee that applications will be processed in time for convocation.
If you are registered in an Honours program but wish to graduate with a bachelor (90-credit) degree you must indicate this when you apply to graduate.
Students who expect to receive a certificate must complete and submit an Application to Graduate with a Certificate. Please note that this form is to be submitted to the academic unit that offers the certificate.
The online application to graduate in February 2019 will be available from September 4, 2018 to October 23, 2018.
If you applied to the February convocation in absentia, then once your eligibility to graduate has been confirmed for February, your status will be reflected on your transcript. You will be able to pick up your diploma starting March 1, 2019 from the Registrarial Services office in the Bennett Centre for Student Services, or request that it be sent to you. Your name will appear on YU Verify as having convocated in February.
Since there is no February ceremony, you will automatically be invited to the June convocation ceremony and your name will appear in the June convocation program. You will receive an invitation to RSVP for the June ceremony approximately four to six weeks before the June convocation.