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Last Revision: January 30, 2024

Applying for Graduation

When to submit: Students are encouraged to apply for graduation when they are six (6) months away from program completion. Please see the Application Deadlines section, below, for specific deadline information. The link for the Graduation Application is located within the ecampus under the Forms Menu. The link will direct students through the application process, as well as payment of the application fee.

Applicant Information:

Name on Diploma - The student’s name on their diploma or certificate must match the legal last name APUS has on file. Students may spell out their middle name, as well as add generational suffixes (Sr, Jr, etc.). No prefixes, ranks, or titles will be placed on the diploma.

In order to allow a different legal name on their diploma, students must contact the Record Updates Department at [email protected] for assistance with updating their name on file. Once updated, the student may then proceed with applying for graduation, or contact the Graduations Office at [email protected] to update their name if an application has already been submitted. All changes must be made before the student’s conferral or certificate award date.

Application Deadlines for Degree Conferral

Your Graduation Application must be received prior to your projected conferral date. If you are currently on any course extensions, it doesn’t matter if you turn your coursework in prior to the extension end date. The extensions must be officially scheduled to end prior to the anticipated conferral date you select on your graduation application.

Please follow the due dates below for graduation application deadlines:

For conferral on:

Application due no later than:

February 1

December 2

April 1

February 2

June 1

April 2

August 1

June 2

October 1

August 2

December 1

October 2