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Graduation Application and Graduation Fee

Graduation Application and Graduation Fee

  • Fall term graduation online application deadline was October 1st*--contact to receive a late application
  • Spring term graduation online application deadline is:     February 1st
  • Summer term graduation online application deadline is:  August 1st

To be eligible to participate in commencement you must first apply to graduate and be preliminarily cleared by the Office of the Registrar. Each graduation candidate who applies on time (before posted deadline*) is charged a $25.00 non-refundable graduation fee when they apply. This fee is separate from any of the optional fees that may be incurred for commencement participation (e.g., flowers, announcements, etc.) and is charged regardless of your commencement plans.

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May Commencement eligibility note:  Persons who graduated summer 2014 and fall 2014 who have not already participated in a prior ceremony, as well as those who have applied to graduate and have been preliminarily cleared for spring 2015 graduation, will be eligible for the May 2015 ceremony. Graduates and graduation candidates who are eligible do not need to re-apply or inform us of their intention to participate. See Commencement Ceremony Eligibility for additional information.

*Apply online via MyCharleston Banner Self-Service.   Candidates who miss the posted deadline should contact our office for a paper form.  Graduation fee for late applicants is $50 and includes a $25 late fee. Contact if assistance is needed.