Graduation Deadlines

To be eligible to graduate, students must submit a graduation application before the last day of the semester in which they plan to complete all degree requirements. Students who wish to have their name printed in the commencement ceremony program must submit their graduation application earlier in the semester (generally by April 1 for spring and summer graduates and by November 1 for fall graduates). Students who plan to complete all degree requirements in the summer should indicate the summer term on their graduation application, but are invited to participate in the spring commencement ceremony.  Additional deadlines apply to graduate students. See the Graduate College Academic Calendar.

Graduation Application Deadlines

If you are planning to graduate


Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Deadline to submit a graduation application in time to have your name appear in the commencement ceremony program and be eligible to graduate.

November 1, 2018

April 1, 2019

Deadline to complete OSU year-long independent study/correspondence education course work that applies toward degree requirements (including final exam). Some courses may require earlier completion to allow time for grading. Contact the Office of Individual Study for details.

December 14, 2018

May 10, 2019

Deadline to submit a graduation application to be eligible to graduate.

December 14, 2018

May 10, 2019

Deadline to submit all other documentation supporting completion of degree requirements (ex. grade changes, transcripts from other institutions, etc.)

January 11, 2019

May 24, 2019