Apply For Graduation

Apply For Graduation

To receive your diploma and have graduation reflected on your transcript, you must apply for graduation through OASIS before the deadline.

Priority deadlines to apply for graduation are as follows:

Fall 2020 - September 21, 2020
Spring 2021 - February 8, 2021
Summer 2021 - June 14, 2021

You must apply for graduation regardless of whether or not you plan to participate in Commencement. Certification of degrees begin once final grades are posted and can take up to 6 weeks.

You are responsible for checking with your College for additional graduation requirements and any earlier application deadlines they may require.

Participation in Commencement requires RSVP, which can be done after you officially apply for graduation. See the Commencement tab for more information, and visit the official Commencement webpage for additional information and ceremony dates.

If you need to update your diploma address, please complete the Diploma Address Change Request. The diploma address cannot be updated at Commencement.

How do I apply for graduation?

Directions to Officially Apply for Graduation, to receive your diploma:

1. Login to OASIS using MyUSF
2. Click on "My Resources"
3. Click on "OASIS"
4. Click on "Student"
5. Select "Apply for Graduation"
    Ensure you select the correct degree type for your application
6. Check your USF-issued e-mail account for confirmation that you successfully completed        your graduation survey and application.

Bachelor's, Master's, ED.S. or Ph.D. degree applications and the graduation survey must be submitted online by the deadline listed in your respective catalog. 

Graduate level students must be registered for at least 2 credit hours and stay registered throughout the entire term in which they are seeking graduation.

Associate of Arts Degree applicants need not complete a graduation survey.

What if I miss the graduation application deadline?

You may submit a late graduation application until the last day of classes of the term you plan to graduate. If the current term is not available, apply for the upcoming term and request a backdate from your academic advisor. 

If you complete the graduation survey and apply after the priority deadline, your name will not be included in the Commencement brochure.

Applying late may require your application to be moved to the following term, even if all degree requirements are met. 

What can I do to make sure I graduate on time?

  • Provide official transcripts of all transferred course work needed for graduation at least one term prior to your last term.

  • Notify your college of any change or error in your current schedule, including any adds, drops or withdrawals.

  • Contact registrarupdates@usf.edu if your name does not appear on a class roster.

  • Resolve all "I" - incomplete grades

  • Ensure that all outstanding fees and balances are paid in full. 
    A hold will be placed on your student record, as fees. This will prevent the release of your diploma and transcript. It is your responsibility to contact graduation@usf.edu immediately AFTER the last hold is lifted that is preventing the release of your diploma.

  • Complete all exit interviews for Federal Regulated and Stafford Loans with the Office of Financial Aid.

Students applying for a second bachelor's degree from USF must earn a minimum of 30 upper-level semester hours in on-campus undergraduate courses to be applied to a second degree. These hours are in addition to the minimum number of required program hours you earned toward your first degree.

Eligible students wishing to apply the course grade forgiveness policy to a course enrollment may do so at any time during his/her undergraduate enrollment. Once students have been awarded a bachelor’s degree from USF, they may no longer request to have grade forgiveness applied. A student is also not allowed to submit a grade forgiveness after the bachelor’s degree has been awarded. The policy applies only to courses taken originally at USF and repeated at USF. Courses transferred from other institutions are excluded from this policy.