Congratulations! This is an exciting time, and we are excited to celebrate you and your accomplishments during your studies at BYU. Because getting ready for graduation can be an involved process, please come here frequently to make sure you are meeting deadlines and are getting ready to make the most of your graduation day.
How to Apply for Graduation
Before starting your application for graduation, please take the opportunity to review your Graduate Progress Report. You are the person most responsible for your degree, and our hope is that the Progress Report will either verify that you are right on track or that it will guide you to problems that need to be solved before you will be able to graduate.
The application will appear and you should read it carefully. Do the following:
- You must have an active ecclesiastical endorsement on file to be eligible to apply for graduation.
- Click on the link to review your Graduate Progress Report and make sure it is correct, including the names of faculty members on your graduate committee.
- Type in your name exactly the way you would like it to appear on your diploma (diplomas) including periods and any other needed punctuation such as accents, etc.
- Indicate whether or not you plan to attend graduation.
- Click ‘Submit Application’ link.
If you need to change your graduation semester, contact the graduate program manager in your department. If you don’t meet all the graduation requirements you will be withdrawn from graduation and will have to reapply for a different semester.
Graduation Dates and Deadlines
These deadlines are firm. Graduate students submitting materials after these deadlines can be considered for graduation the following semester.
If you are in a Thesis or Dissertation program, please visit our Thesis and Dissertation page for more information.
Note: Individual departments may have set deadlines earlier than those listed below. Departments may also have additional deadlines.
|Dec 2019||Apr 2020||June 2020||Aug 2020|
|Oct 18||Jan 24||Mar 13*||Mar 13*||
Last day for graduate students to apply for
|May 1**||Jun 26**||
**Last day for students to apply for graduation
|Nov 1||Feb 7||Mar 20*||Mar 20*||
Last day for departments to accept a student's
|May 15**||Jul 10**||Last day for departments to accept a student's
graduation application in AIM for a June or August
|Dec 13||Apr 10||Jun 18||Aug 7||Items that must be completed by final deadline
|None||Apr 23||None||None||Graduation - University Commencement|
|None||Apr 23-24||None||None||Graduation - College Convocations|
All graduate students in dissertation or thesis programs must apply for graduation and submit ADV Form 8c to schedule the final oral examination at least one week before the exam. Final examinations may not be held during the “interim period” between semesters or terms.
All graduates are invited to participate in the April University Commencement exercises.