Graduation Requirements

Graduation REGISTRATION and Checkout Requirements

To graduate, students must be registered during the term in which they complete their program. An exception to this registration policy allows students to complete an early checkout by census day of the graduation semester. Early checkout is accepted by the Graduate School and allows students to graduate in a term, without registering;

  • checkout by Summer I census to graduate in August or December and avoid summer & fall registration,
  • checkout by Fall census to graduate in December  and avoid fall registration, and
  • checkout by Spring census to graduate in  May and avoid spring registration.

Students not meeting this checkout deadline are required to register for an additional semester before the Graduate School will process their checkout request. For additional information, refer to

All graduating students must officially check out of their degree program. Checkout forms will be sent by the Graduate Office after a student has applied to graduate in Trailhead and must be completed and returned by the established deadline. Students must register for the graduation term, unless the checkout process is completed by census day of the graduation term.

For detailed information on Graduation, please see the Graduation tab under Academic Regulations.