Graduation Information

Graduation Application

Candidates for a degree and/or certificate must submit a formal application for graduation in the final semester in which you will complete all requirements before a degree/certificate can be awarded. Applications are accepted online via My.Emich Student Services. If you are applying for more than one degree and/or certificate, you must complete an application for each. *Effective August 17, 2016, the application fee of $110 for each degree and/or certificate and will be applied to your student account. See Applying for Graduation for instructions.

Note: Graduation applications are due no later than the last day of the semester in which you will finish all of your degree requirements. No applications will be accepted after the last day of the semester.

Graduating Semester Apply Online Application Deadline for Name inclusion in the *Commencement Program *Commencement Ceremony Date
Winter 2017 November 15, 2016 - April 25, 2017 March 3, 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017
Summer 2017 April 3, 2017 - August 15, 2017 N/A - Summer 2017 conferred students will automatically have their name included in the December 2017 commencement program

Saturday, December 16, 2017


Preceding April, if applicable (Name will NOT appear in the program)

*Students may NOT participate in both.

Fall 2017 July 10, 2017 - December 19, 2017 November 3, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017

Failure to satisfy degree requirements, including the removal of incompletes in required courses or providing official transcripts for course work taken at other colleges or universities, will necessitate that you submit a new application for a subsequent semester. No additional fee is required.

Students should expect to receive their degree-verification letter within four to six weeks after the close of the semester in which their degree or certificate is conferred. Diplomas (with a complimentary transcript) are mailed approximately six to eight weeks after the close of the semester in which the degree is conferred. Financial obligations must be met before students may receive their diplomas.


*Guidelines for Participation in Commencement Ceremonies*

For information on commencement participation eligibility requirements or for a printable request form, please click the Commencement Request form link. Please note: You do NOT need to submit a request if you have already applied to graduate during that semester.

Graduating Semester Ceremony
Winter April (Spring commencement)

Following December (Winter commencement )


Preceding April, if applicable (Name will NOT appear in the program)

Fall December (Winter commencement)