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Apply to Graduate

To apply for graduation, you will first need to contact your advisor and/or college office to make sure that you will meet all of your requirements by the end of the intended graduation term. Once you have met with these offices, you can apply through Campus Connect under the Academic Progress tile.  Select Apply to Graduate.

Undergraduate and Graduate students
  • Fall Quarter: October 1
  • Winter Quarter: January 15
  • Spring Quarter: February 1
  • Summer Sessions: July 15

Note: DePaul University will no longer be conferring degrees mid-summer. All summer graduates will have a conferral date in August at the end of the Summer Term.

College of Law
  • Fall Semester: October 1
  • Spring Semester: February 1
  • Summer Semester: June 1

To determine whether you are in fact eligible to graduate, your degree requirements will be reviewed at the end of the expected completion term you indicate. If you meet all requirements, your degree will be granted within 30 days after the end of the term. Please contact your college office or advisor to verify that you've met all the requirements.

No. The 30-day deadline is a federal regulation that cannot be changed. For this reason, it is important to make sure that you have completed all of your requirements before you apply for graduation.

You can view your degree progress report or request an Unofficial Transcript through Campus Connect. Please contact your college office or advisor to verify whether you've met all the requirements.

Requirements for distinction/honors vary from program to program. To find distinction/honors requirements for your program, please contact your College or Department office.

Once your degree has been posted and you have provided a diploma address in Campus Connect, your diploma will be mailed within 10 weeks after the end of the graduation term.

Once you have applied for graduation, you will receive more information from your college office regarding commencement and how to order a cap and gown. If you have questions about Commencement, please visit