As you prepare to graduate, there are a number of steps to complete. It is important that you work closely with your advisor and department to ensure you have met all requirements to complete your advanced degree. This can include but is not limited to: an approved Plan of Study on file with the Graduate College, completion of a thesis/dissertation/special project, oral or comprehensive examinations, clearance of all incomplete grades, and an application for degree.

Spring 2017 Graduation

Summer 2017 Graduation

Fall 2017 Graduation

Application for Degree

All FAU students must complete an Application for Degree during the semester in which they intend to graduate. This deadline occurs early in the semester; allow adequate time to start the process. The Application for Degree form must be submitted to the Graduate College by the deadline specified in the Academic Calendar. All students must have an approved Plan of Study on file with the Graduate College prior to submission of the Application for Degree form. Note: Meet with your advisor prior to completing the Application for Degree form as some colleges have additional requirements for submitting the Application for Degree.


The Office of the Registrar coordinates commencement and their website is your best source for information on commencement. Please visit the Graduation Information section of their website. Additionally, the Graduate College hosts commencement receptions in its lobby each semester to celebrate the success of FAU's graduate students.

Alumni Association

As a member of the Owl family, now is the time to think about joining the Alumni Association. Please visit their website to learn more about the benefits of membership in this organization.

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