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).

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 2021

  • Apply online now through August 11 , 2021

Winter 2021

  • Apply online beginning July 1, 2021 through December 17, 2021
  • Apply by November 1, 2021 to have your name included in the formal Commencement video and posted on the Commencement website.

Diplomas

Diplomas for April 2021 graduates will be shipped, alphabetically, via UPS beginning on June 9, 2021, with all shipping completed by June 30, 2021. 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

We are planning several activities to celebrate our graduating students and will continue to communicate directly with students who have applied to graduate. A formal ceremony video will be posted at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 25. Graduates, families and friends can view the video at that time, or anytime after that at their convenience, on the University’s YouTube channel. 

Please visit the Commencement website for regular updates.

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