Apply to Graduate

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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.

If you applied (and met requirements) to graduate in June 2019, but wish to attend the October 2019 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 October 2019 is open. Apply by July 31, 2019 to make sure your application is processed in time.

Information on Applying to Graduate with a Degree

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)
  • Health
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Science

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)
  • Glendon
  • 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.

Information on Applying to Graduate with a Certificate

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.

February 2020 Convocation in absentia

The online application to graduate for the February 2020 convocation will be available in early September 2019.

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 2, 2020 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. You will receive an invitation to RSVP for the June ceremony approximately four to six weeks before the June convocation.