University of South Florida

College of The Arts

University of South Florida

Apply for Graduation

You must apply for graduation during your last semester of coursework and meet with your advisor to confirm your eligibility to graduate. The general university requirements for graduation are as follows:

  • 120 credit hours or more, with cumulative 2.0 GPA.
  • At least a 2.0 GPA in all USF courses.
  • Complete at least 42 credit hours of upper division work.
  • Complete Foundations of Knowledge and Learning (FKL) courses and Exit courses.
  • Complete Summer Enrollment requirements.
  • Complete program requirements.
  • You may need to complete specific College of The Arts requirements.

Instructions for submitting your USF Graduation Application are available on the Office of Registrar's website. Remember to keep up with deadlines when applying for graduation and registering for commencement. These dates are different each semester, so check the Office of the Registrar's website regularly.

  • USF Graduation Application - Photo of graduating Theatre & Dance students taking a selfie while waiting for the commencement ceremony to begin

    USF Graduation Application

    The USF Office of the Registrar lists specific instructions for filling out your graduation application and information about your diploma.

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  • USF Commencement - Photo of a wideangle view of a USF Tampa commencement ceremony from inside the USF Sundome.

    USF Commencement

    After you apply for graduation, you can RSVP to participate in the USF Commencement graduation ceremony.

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  • Graduation Celebration - Photo of graduating College of The Arts students celebrating on the USF Theatre 1 stage.

    College of The Arts' Graduation Celebration

    The College of The Arts hosts a special celebration for its graduating students. Friends and family are welcome. RSVP to attend.

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