Student-How to Apply to Graduate

After you have met with your advisor to confirm your plan to complete your degree requirements for your final year, you can apply to graduate.

Log into your myPurdue and select the Academics tab.  In the Destination Graduation box you will see Apply for Graduation.

Take notice of the terms and deadlines you may apply for graduation.

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You will then need to read the information and select a term. Note this is not the term you wish to graduate. This is the most recent term in which you were enrolled in the degree seeking program in which you plan to earn a degree. Select a term and hit Submit.

Curriculum Term graphicA Curriculum Selection page will appear.  Please carefully review the information on this page!

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If anything is incorrect, do not continue. Contact your academic advisor right away to make updates to your curriculum.

Students who have multiple majors only attend one commencement ceremony.  The first major you select during the application to graduate process determines which commencement ceremony you attend.  You must then go back and submit a new application for any additional programs or certificates.

If you have more than one active degree program, you will be presented with multiple buttons to select. You can only select one at a time. Select your highest degree first. Example: You are pursuing a Bachelor's and a Certificate; select the Bachelor's.

You will be required to submit the application for one completely. You can then go back and submit a new application for any additional programs or certificates. If everything is accurate, including minors, you may select the button and hit continue.

The next screen will ask you to select the semester in which you will complete your requirements and plan to graduate. Select your term and hit Continue.

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Review the information one more time for accuracy before you Submit Request.

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Congratulations! You have successfully submitted your Application to Graduate!

  • Watch your e-mail for information about the Commencement tab in your final term.
  • Please take a couple of minutes to complete Purdue's Next Step Survey Powered by 12Twenty.
  • If you have any certificates or second degree program, you may go back to apply to graduate for these if you are ready.
  • Lastly, you should make note to send an e-mail to your advisor and should your graduation term change for any reason.

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