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Graduation Application and Graduation Fee

Graduation Application

Seniors completing degree requirements in the Spring 2016 term must apply to graduate online December 22, 2015-February 1, 2016.  Go directly to: for all information, contacts, and access to MyCharleston. 

If you are a currently enrolled, degree seeking student with at least 101 earned credit hours you are eligible to apply to graduate for spring 2016 term.   Only apply if you are certain you will complete your requirements by the end of the spring term.  See your academic advisor for assistance.

You must be properly declared for your program of study before you submit your Graduation Application.  Make any needed adjustments via POSM before applying.  

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Seniors who will graduate in the summer* 2016 should wait to apply to graduate until Feb. 8th.  See application schedule below. 

            *summer term includes Maymester and all summer sessions


  • Spring term:     December 22, 2015  -- February 1, 2016 (after Feb. 1st paper form required/$25 late fee added)
  • Summer term:  February 8, 2016      -- March 15, 2016    (after Mar. 15th paper form required/$25 late fee added).

*** Dates subject to change without notice ***

Important: Before you can submit your graduation application, you will be directed to acknowledge you have read, and agree to abide by, the College’s “Graduation Drug & Alcohol Policy” (GDAP). You must sign off on this regardless of your intent to participate in the ceremony. You MUST return to the application AFTER you submit the GDAP. You may check to ensure your application was successfully submitted by “viewing” your graduation application. Open MyCharleston-Academic Services tab / Banner Self-Service / Student / Student  Records / View Application to Graduate—check for active application.

Commencement Note:  All students who apply to graduate for either the spring or summer 2016 term will be eligible to walk in the May 2016 ceremonies.  Be sure to apply to graduate for the term in which you will complete all requirements for your degree.  Information regarding Latin Honors recognition can be found here:  Latin Honors

Want to know if you are eligible to be on the list to walk in May?  Click here for information on commencement ceremony eligibility:

 ***Please be advised, participation in a ceremony does not equal graduation. Students must meet all graduation requirements before a degree is conferred and the diploma awarded.***

Graduation Fee

Your graduation fee will be $25.00*.  If you are a double major and get charged twice, email for assistance.  Check your eBill (college account) after submitting your application and please pay this fee promptly to avoid holds on your records.  Late (after deadline) graduation application fee is $50 (includes application and late fee).  Contact the Treasurer’s Office if you need assistance.  Fees subject to change without notice. 

*** Dates subject to change without notice ***