Graduation Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the information on our Apply to Graduate page.

All relevant Online Graduation Application deadlines can be found on the Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduation Applications page each semester.

Important: Late applications will not be accepted.

Students who have met with their program advisors and who have been informed by the advisors that they are close to completing their degree requirements should apply to graduate.

The Online Graduation Application accepts applications from both undergraduate and graduate students applying for graduation from associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degree programs. The Online Graduation Application also accepts applications for certificate programs.

If you are completing a degree in the College of Law or College of Medicine (MD program only), you must follow that college's procedures for applying for graduation. This Online Graduation Application cannot accept applications for College of Law degrees or from the College of Medicine's Doctor of Medicine degree students.

Prior to entering the Online Graduation Application, make an appointment with your academic advisor to be certain that you are ready to apply for graduation.

If you are a graduate student, review the Graduate School’s graduation process information prior to entering the Online Graduation Application.

If you are a graduate student, review the Graduate School’s graduation process information prior to entering the Online Graduation Application.

Graduate Students must first complete the Graduate School Exit Survey prior to submitting a graduation application. The Online Graduation Application will not accept a graduate student's application until he or she has completed the survey.

At some previous time, you may have asked UC to withhold releasing your UC Directory Information in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). If that is the case, UC cannot print your name in the UC Commencement Program. If a directory information hold currently is being enforced, the Online Graduation Application will ask for your authorization to override the FERPA block and print your name in the program.

The Online Graduation Application will notify you if currently, you have an unresolved obligation to the University of Cincinnati. You may submit your graduation application, but UC will not release either your diploma or academic transcript until this obligation has been cleared.

Once you have entered all requested information, the Online Graduation Application will display a confirmation page.

The Online Graduation Application fee is $50.00. This is charged per term, not per degree. It is nonrefundable, so if you do not graduate, the fee will not be refunded or applied to the next term.

All graduate and undergraduate students are required to submit a non-refundable "Graduation Fee" payment by credit card to complete the degree application.

The graduation application fee was established to enhance services to the University of Cincinnati graduating students. The fee underwrites various costs related to All–University Commencement, degree certification, CeCredential creation, and other graduation–related expenses.

After having completed an online application for graduation, you will only be able to access and update information for a limited time. Please check the Graduation Application Dates and Deadlines page to verify the various deadlines. Students are able to update their CeCredential Name (Catalyst refers to this as either the "Diploma" or "eDiploma" Name) via the Graduation Application. It is highly encouraged that all students update their CeCredential/Diploma/eDiploma Name to ensure accuracy of CeCredential creation.

Make sure you check the Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduation Applications page so that you are aware of the last date to change this information.

Review the Commencement Ceremony page for the most current information regarding upcoming Commencement Ceremony.

You will RSVP for a Commencement Ceremony as part of completing and submitting your Online Graduation Application.

Make sure you check the Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduation Applications page so that you are aware of the last date to change this information.