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Apply to Graduate

If you are in the last term of your program and expect to graduate, you must apply to graduate. Once you apply, the Degree Audit Office will evaluate your eligibility to graduate.

If you are unsure of your eligibility and would like to verify your graduation status prior to applying, make an appointment with your Faculty or program advising office to find out if you have met the requirements to graduate.

Applications to graduate in October 2015 are now closed. Applications to graduate in June 2016 will open on Friday, November 13.

If you have applied to graduate in October 2015, but now need to cancel your application, please send a request to cancel to

ExpandInformation on Applying to Graduate with a Degree

Students from the following Faculties, must apply to graduate online:

  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design
  • Education (concurrent and part-time consecutive students only)
  • Environmental Studies (BES students)
  • Health
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Science

Note: Faculty of Education students in the full-time consecutive program do not need to apply to graduate. Students in the concurrent program are reminded that they must apply to graduate from both their BEd degree and their academic Faculty's degree.

Students from the following Faculties are strongly encouraged to apply online. Contact your Faculty directly to obtain application deadlines and procedures. For a contact list of these Faculties, click here.

  • Environmental Studies (MES students)
  • Glendon
  • Graduate Studies
  • Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Schulich School of Business

To convocate at the February 2016 Convocation, you must apply to graduate by:

November 13, 2015

Late applications may be accepted but there is no guarantee that applications will be processed in time for convocation.

If you are registered in an Honours program but wish to graduate with a bachelor (90-credit) degree you must indicate this when you apply to graduate.

ExpandInformation on Applying to Graduate with a Certificate

Students who expect to receive a certificate must complete and submit an Application to Graduate with a Certificate Form. Please note that this form is to be submitted to the academic unit that offers the certificate.

ExpandNEW! Apply to Graduate in Absentia in February 2016

February 2016 Convocation in Absentia

Although there is no February ceremony, you can now apply to receive your degree conferral in February, rather than waiting until June. To be eligible, you must meet these requirements:

  • you must have completed or be on track to complete all your degree requirements by the end of the Fall 2015 term, and
  • you must not be enrolled in any full-year courses for the 2015-2016 session, and
  • to receive a concurrent certificate, you must have completed all certificate requirements in addition to your degree requirements by the Fall 2015 term.

Once your eligibilty to graduate has been confirmed for February, your status will be reflected on your transcript. You will be able to pick up your diploma starting February 29, 2016 from the Bennett Centre for Student Services, Registrarial Services, or have it requested to be sent to you. Your name will appear on YU Verify as having convocated in February.

Since there is no February ceremony, you will be invited to the June convocation ceremony, and your name will appear in the June convocation program.

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Events & Ceremonials in the Division of Advancement is looking for students interested in working with the Events & Ceremonials team at Fall 2015 Convocation, held from October 14-16, 2015. Interested candidates can fill out an application online by Monday, Sept. 21 at 4pm.