Graduation and Diplomas
To graduate, every student must apply online, even if you don't plan to attend a ceremony.
A $25 application fee is charged when applying to graduate. The fee is assessed per
degree (example: master of arts, associate in science, etc.) and per
Information for Graduate School students.
Academic progress can be seen on your DegreeWorks. Log into Self-Service Banner (SSB) at my.bsu.edu, click on the "Student" tab, then "DegreeWorks for Students".
If you have questions about your eligibility to graduate, you should contact one or both of the advisors listed at the top of your DegreeWorks.
Please remember that graduation is not automatic. All graduate and undergraduate students must apply to graduate and indicate if they intend to attend a ceremony on the graduation application.
Apply to Graduate
Students eligible to graduate must complete an application in order to graduate. Log into Self-Service Banner (SSB), click on the "Student" tab, then "Student Records", and finally click "Apply to Graduate" to start the application process.
Declare Intent to Participate in a Ceremony
On the application, you will indicate: "yes," "no," or "undecided". After you submit your application, if you want to change your attendance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information about commencement see our Commencement page.
Graduation Application Deadlines
Fall 2014 - (Commencement - December 13, 2014)
Undergraduates: March 1, 2014 - October 22, 2014
Graduates: June 3, 2014 - September 15, 2014
Spring 2015 - (Commencement - May 2, 2015)
Undergraduates: September 1, 2014 - March 16, 2015
Graduates: September 16, 2014 - February 2, 2015
Summer 2015 - (Commencement - July 18, 2015)
Undergraduates: February 1, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Graduates: February 3, 2015 - May 26, 2015
Graduation Ranking Information
Graduation rank by degree type (associate, baccalaureate, master,
education specialist, and doctoral), is based on the accumulative grade
point average at graduation and is available to students if they contact
the registrar’s office at 765-285-1722. Please note this is not
directory information and will be released only to the student.
Diplomas for master's, bachelor's and associate degrees will be mailed approximately four to eight weeks after commencement. Doctoral
and specialist diplomas will be given to the recipients at
commencement. If you need to make a change to your address after applying to graduate, please e-mail email@example.com with the new address.
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