Graduation

If you're seeking information about your progress toward graduation, please contact your College Advising Center, your department/faculty advisor or the University's online degree audit system, u.achieve through my.emich (for undergraduate only).

Credit Hour Change

Beginning in Fall 2022, all baccalaureate degree programs for all undergraduates (regardless of catalog year) will require a minimum of 120 credits hours for completion. Click to review the FAQs (PDF).

Application

To graduate with a degree or certificate, you must submit a formal application for graduation online via my.emich's student services tab during the semester you'll complete all requirements. An application is needed for each degree and/or certificate you're applying for. The deadline to apply is the last day of the semester in which you'll finish your requirements. No applications will be accepted after this day.

The application fee is $110 for each degree and/or certificate and it will be applied to your student account. 

Applying For Graduation Online

Here's how to apply for graduation online: 

  1. Log in to your my.emich account.
  2. Click on the Student Tab and then Student Records
  3. Click on Apply to Graduate.

Re-application for Graduation

If you don't satisfy degree requirements, including the removal of incompletes in required courses or providing official transcripts for course work taken at other colleges or universities, you'll need to submit a new application for a subsequent semester. No additional fee is required. If you know you aren't going to complete your requirements after applying, please notify Records and Registration so we can inactivate your application. Notification must be made in writing and can be submitted:

Note: Failure to reapply for graduation for a future semester will result in a degree not being awarded. 

Graduating Semester

You should expect to receive your degree-verification letter in two to four weeks after the close of the semester in which your degree or certificate is conferred. Diplomas (with a complimentary transcript) will be shipped to you via UPS approximately six to eight weeks after the close of the semester in which your degree is conferred. Financial obligations must be met before you may receive your diploma.

Summer 2022 (August)

  • Apply online now through August  15, 2022
  • Apply by June 27, 2022 to have your name included in commencement materials
  • The commencement ceremony will take place on August 13, 2022

Fall 2022 (December)

  • Apply online beginning July 1, 2022 through December 16, 2022
  • Apply by November 1, 2022 to have your name included in commencement materials
  • The commencement ceremony will take place on December 17, 2022

Diplomas

Diplomas for April 2022 graduates will be shipped, alphabetically, via UPS beginning on June 15, 2022, with all shipping completed by July 1, 2022. An email with tracking information will be sent to your EMU email address once your diploma is prepared for shipping. An individual must sign for the diploma when it arrives to your address.

Commencement

Please visit the Commencement website for regular updates.

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