To graduate, every student must apply to graduate, even if you don't plan to attend a ceremony.

Apply to Graduate

You will also need to pay a $25 application fee, which is assessed per degree (example: master of arts, associate in science, etc.) and per completed application.

If you apply to graduate and then determine that you do not meet the requirements, you will have to re-apply for the correct graduation date and an additional $25 fee will be charged.

Application fees are not refundable or transferable.

Graduation Eligibility

Academic progress can be seen on your DegreeWorks. Log into Self-Service Banner (SSB) at my.bsu, click on the "Student" tab, then "DegreeWorks for Students."

If you have questions about your eligibility to graduate, you should contact the Upper Division Advising Center located in AC 224 (765-285-5490).

Fill Out the Application

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you must complete an application in order to graduate.

Log into Self-Service Banner (SSB), then select:

  • the "Student" tab
  • "Student Records"
  • "Apply to Graduate"

Then start the application process.

Declare Intent to Participate in a Ceremony

On the application, you will indicate: "yes," or "no," about whether you want to participate in a commencement ceremony.

After you submit your application, if you want to change your attendance, please email us.

Graduation Application Information

Undergraduate students can apply to graduate using Self-Service Banner through the dates listed below. Student names will appear in the Commencement Program Book if they apply on time.

If you don’t submit your application by the deadline below, you can still apply through the Upper Division Advising Center, located in the Arts and Communication Building, room 224 (765-285-5490).

Due to printing deadlines, students who apply through Upper Division Advising will not have their names printed in the program book.


Application dates: 
     Undergraduate:  September 1, 2017 - March 19, 2018
     Graduate: September 19, 2017 - February 5, 2018

SUMMER 2018 (Commencement July 21)

Application dates: 
     Undergraduate:  February 1, 2018 - June 25, 2018
     Graduate: February 6, 2018 - May 29, 2018

FALL 2018 (Commencement December 15)

Application dates: 
     Undergraduate:  March 1, 2018 - October 24, 2018
     Graduate: May 30, 2018 - September 17, 2018

Graduation Ranking Information

Graduation rank by degree type (associate, baccalaureate, master, education specialist, and doctoral) is based on the cumulative 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.