It is the student’s responsibility to see that all requirements for graduation have been met.
Candidates for graduation must submit an application through their my.emich account, on or
before the deadline listed in the Student Guide each semester.
Deadlines are generally within the first two weeks of the semester. A non-refundable fee is
associated with the application and is automatically charged to the student’s account. Students
who apply for graduation but fail to complete their degree requirements in a timely manner
must notify the Office of Records and Registration in writing and submit a new graduation
application for a subsequent semester. No additional fee is required; however, previously
charged fees are not refunded.
Failure to apply for graduation will result in a delay in graduation date (conferral of degree).
Students should expect to receive their degree-verification letter within three to four weeks
after the close of the semester in which their degree is conferred. Diplomas and a studentissued
transcript are mailed approximately eight weeks after the close of the semester in
which the degree is conferred.
Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in all graduate-level courses taken at EMU and
in their program of study, to remain in good academic standing and be eligible for
graduation. Students do not need to be registered for classes during the semester of
A non-refundable graduation fee ($110 for the 2021-2022 academic year) is charged to each
student applying for a degree or a graduate or advanced graduate certificate.
Licensure fees for teaching certifications are set by the State of Michigan Department of Education.
Information about commencement, including tickets, regalia, and procedures, is published on
the EMU website (emich.edu/commencement/). Information is updated before each
Those students who fulfill their degree requirements during the summer semester (i.e.,
August graduation), will have their names appear in the December commencement
program, and they may participate in that commencement event.