Admission to Candidacy application for Spring graduates is due November 1.  Applications for Summer graduates are due February 1. Applications for Fall graduates are due June 1. Admission to Candidacy is the first step in the journey toward receiving your degree.

The Graduation ceremony application will be available for all ceremony participants December 1–February 15. Students receiving their degrees in the summer may be eligible to participate in the preceding spring ceremony if they can demonstrate, by means of course registration, the ability to complete their degrees by the end of summer. Summer degree recipients must meet all early coursework submission deadlines for ceremony participants.

NOTE: Your admission to candidacy application is not complete until all personal references and church verifications have been received.

If your application is not completed by the appropriate deadline, your graduation date will be shifted to a later session.

Coursework for Fall 2018 graduates will be due Friday, December 14 by 4:30 p.m. Coursework for Spring 2019 graduates and summer 2019 graduates (participating in the 2019 ceremony) will be due Friday, April 26 by 4:30 p.m. (Central Time) 

For additional information about the commencement ceremony and other related activities, please visit the commencement webpage.  If you need additional assistance, contact the Registrar’s Office at or 214-887-5350.