To file for graduation, you can apply via your Self-Service area in CUNYfirst. All degree requirements must be met before you can be graduated. If you fail to meet your requirements in the semester in which you filed for graduation, you must re-file for graduation in the semester in which you expect to fulfill all requirements. Failure to do so by the posted deadlines could impact your date of graduation as well as your ability to participate in the Commencement Exercises.
- Students who anticipate completing their degree requirements in the fall 2016 semester (December 31, 2016 graduation date) must file for graduation by September 15, 2016. If you anticipate completing your degree requirements during Winter Intersession, file for fall 2016 graduation and contact us via this form to let us know that you will have a February 1, 2017 graduation date.
- Students who anticipate completing their degree requirements in the spring 2017 semester (June 1, 2017 graduation date) must file for graduation by February 15, 2017.
- Students who anticipate completing their degree requirements in the summer 2017 semester (September 1, 2017 graduation date) must file for graduation by May 15, 2017.
The degree audit process is a very detailed one and does not occur instantaneously. After you have filed for graduation, you will receive an e-mail from your auditor once your degree audit has been completed. The e-mail will state what, if any, requirements are outstanding for your degree. Your patience with this process is greatly appreciated. If you have questions about your degree requirements in the meantime, it is recommended that you consult your DegreeWorks report (available via the CUNY Portal).
If you have any questions that are not answered here, including questions about your DegreeWorks report, contact us using this form.
Please review this step sheet for help with filing online.
More information about the 2017 Commencement Exercises is available on the commencement website.