Apply For Graduation
Applying To Graduate
Friday, February 5, 2016 is the deadline to apply for Spring graduation. When you are ready to begin the survey and apply, login into OASIS using your Net ID and self-assigned password, then click on the Student menu and select Apply for Graduation.
Bachelor's, Master's, ED.S. Or Ph.D. Degree application for graduation and graduation survey must both be submitted online by the deadline listed in your respective catalog. Associate's Certificate applicants need not complete a graduation survey. You are responsible for checking with your college for any additional graduation requirements and earlier application deadlines they may require. For example, the College of Engineering requires all engineering students to apply for graduation in the term prior to the anticipated graduation term.
Any student who completes the graduation survey and applies after the published deadline will not have her or his name included in the commencement programme. Applying late may also possibly prevent the application from being processed in time for the degree to be awarded until the next semester, even if all degree requirements are met. In order for a degree statement to appear on your academic record, a graduation survey and application must be submitted whether or not participation in the commencement ceremony is desired. To register to participate in the commencement exercises, contact the Commencement Office (click here).
A Note about Commencement: Graduate students may not participate in Commencement exercises until all requirements for the degree have been met. For Undergraduates who will be participating, the Commencement ceremony takes place before degree certification for you and your fellow graduating class members is finalized in the Colleges. All potential degree awardees are subject to final approval or denial by the College of your respective major. Certification your degree is awarded is incomplete until well after grades are posted.
If you do not qualify for your degree the semester in which you originally apply, you must submit a new application for graduation by the deadline in the semester in which you will meet the requirements for your degree.
The Office of Decision Support requires all graduation applicants to take a survey in order to collect data for ODS as well as the Graduate School. That survey affronts the online graduation application. When you are ready to begin the survey and apply, login into OASIS here using your Net ID and self-assigned password, then click on the Student menu and select Apply for Graduation.
Other Important Information for Graduation Applicants:
Financial obligations must be cleared prior to graduation or your diploma will be held upon request of the Cashier.
It is your responsibility to clear all "I" - incomplete grades - for courses required for graduation, and to provide official hard copy transcripts of all transferred course work needed for graduation at least three weeks prior to the end of the semester. Notify your college of any change or error in your schedule for the current semester, including any adds/drops or withdrawals. Contact the University Registrar's Office if your name does not appear on a class roll for a course in which you believe you are registered.
Your diploma name must be consistent with your USF student record. A change of name must be submitted on an official Change of Name Form (see our Forms page) with substantiating documents. Signify on the form if the changed name is to be listed on your diploma instead of the one in your student record. It is critical that upper/lower case letters, accents, and punctuation be clearly indicated on the application.
Your diploma will be mailed approximately eight weeks after the graduation date for the semester you apply. This delivery date may be adjusted due to University closure.
Transcripts with degree statements will be available for order approximately six (6) weeks after commencement, regardless of whether you participate. There is a per copy fee for each transcript.
If you have placed your student academic records on Complete Privacy via OASIS and you wish to be listed in the commencement brochure, you must notify the University Registrar's Office in writing by the 4th (fourth) week of the semester you are applying to graduate.
For academic honors to be listed in the commencement brochure, you must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher for all work attempted at USF the semester before you plan to apply to graduate with a Bachelor's degree. In addition, USF students who have post-secondary work elsewhere must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher when combined with all transferable work attempted at other institutions to be eligible for honors. The USF Grade Forgiveness policy or similar at other institutions will not be applicable in computing the GPA for honors, nor are plus/minus grades awarded by other institutions. Graduate students are not recognized for academic honors at graduation.
NSDL Loans: The Office of Finance and Accounting will prevent receipt of your diploma for failure to comply with a required exit interview.
Students applying for a second bachelor's degree from USF must earn a minimum of 30 additional semester hours in on-campus undergraduate courses to be applied to a second degree. These hours are in addition to the 120 semester hours you earn toward your first degree.
DegreeWorks Access for Students
DegreeWorks is a web-based degree audit and tracking system helping undergraduate students and academic advisors monitor progress toward degree completion. It provides academic information related to degree progress, displaying courses required and completed in your degree program. Note: Graduate, professional, and non-degree seeking students do not use DegreeWorks at this time.
Access DegreeWorks using your activated USF Net ID. In OASIS, DegreeWorks' link is under the "Student" tab. In myUSF, DegreeWorks' link is under the "Academics" tab.
If you link to DegreeWorks from within OASIS or myUSF, you may not be prompted to re-enter your Net ID and password.
Maximum Transferable Degree Program Hours Earned As a Non-Degree Student
A maximum of twelve semester hours taken as a non-degree student at the graduate level, or fourteen maximum at the undergraduate level may be transferable into your degree program. Contact the college of your major. Transfer credit for more than twelve graduate level hours must be approved by the Dean of the Graduate School. A maximum of eight semester hours (or three courses) may be transferred from another graduate school. Transfer work must be posted to your student academic record no later than one full term prior to your graduation.
Your completed Graduate Transfer Courses Form, available only in the department of your college, should include your student ID, the term in which you were admitted to your graduate program, the applicable College/Department, the courses to be transferred, and the signature of your Advisor and the Department Director or College Dean of your graduate program. The department of your college will directly submit approved forms to the Office of the Registrar.
Replacement Diploma Request Information
You may purchase another copy of your diploma by mailing the Replacement Diploma Request Form (click here for our Forms page) and a $10.00 check (fee subject to change) made payable to:
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
Allow approximately 15 business days for delivery of your new diploma.
Post-Baccalaureate Undergraduate Majors
Alumni of University of South Florida St. Petersburg or University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee only who desire an additional post-baccalaureate undergraduate major (or a minor), after receipt of their baccalaureate degree, must apply through their respective Offices of Admission and meet the major (minor) requirements as determined by the college. After acceptance by the appropriate college and within the first twenty class days of the term you expect to complete your requirements, submit a completed Post Baccalaureate Application (see our Forms page) to the Office of the Registrar so that your academic transcript will be posted accordingly. *Note that students who complete the requirements for a second major will NOT receive a second diploma for completing the requirements.