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Degree Completion/Graduation

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

All students are required to meet specific course and program requirements in order to earn a degree from DePaul University.

All students are required to submit an “Application for Graduation” in Campus Connect (Student Center → My Academics → Apply to Graduate). Failure to submit an application for degree conferral will delay the official degree award date. Students who miss the deadline must contact their assigned advisor. The deadlines to submit the application for degree conferral are as follows:
  • October 1st for students completing degree requirements in fall quarter
  • January 15th for students completing degree requirements in winter quarter
  • February 1st for students completing degree requirements in spring quarter
  • July 15th for students completing degree requirements in summer session
For undergraduate students, the minimum degree completion/graduation requirements are:
  • Complete the minimum of a 192 credit hours for all Bachelor of Arts Degrees
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA. of 2.000

Commencement Ceremony

One commencement ceremony is held each year for the College of Communication. This ceremony is typically held on the Sunday immediately following the last day of final exams for spring quarter. Attendance at the commencement ceremony is optional. Students will be prompted to RSVP for the commencement ceremony when submitting the application for graduation and are provided a link to submit an order for their cap and gown. All students must order a cap and gown if they intend to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students are welcome to bring as many guests as they like to the ceremony; no tickets are required.

Diplomas and Transcripts

The University Registrar notifies students via email when the degree is officially posted to the transcript and the diploma is ready to be mailed. This will be approximately 6-8 weeks after the term in which the student completed his or her degree requirements. At this time, if there are no holds on the student’s record, the University Registrar mails the diploma to the mailing address indicated in Campus Connect. Students should make sure the mailing address in Campus Connect is updated appropriately to ensure proper delivery of the diploma.
 
If you have successfully completed your degree requirements and have applied for graduation, but have not received your diploma, you can order a duplicate diploma by visiting DePaul Central.

Graduate Students

All students are required to meet specific course and program requirements in order to earn a degree from DePaul University.
 
All students are required to submit an “Application for Graduation” in Campus Connect (Student Center → My Academics → Apply to Graduate). Failure to submit an application for degree conferral will delay the official degree award date. Students who miss the deadline must contact the graduate advisor. The deadlines to submit the application for degree conferral are as follows:
  • October 1st for students completing degree requirements in autumn quarter
  • January 15th for students completing degree requirements in winter quarter
  • February 1st for students completing degree requirements in spring quarter
  • July 15th for students completing degree requirements in summer session
Students must successfully complete all of the general and specific degree requirements as listed in departmental or program sections of the catalog under which they were admitted.  Completed degree requirements may include the submitting of a thesis, project, or comprehensive examination.  Students need to achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.000 to graduate.  Students must complete all degree requirements within six years of the first term of enrollment.
 

Commencement Ceremony

One commencement ceremony is held each year for the College of Communication. This ceremony is typically held on the Sunday immediately following the last day of final exams for spring quarter. Attendance at the commencement ceremony is optional. Students will be prompted to RSVP for the commencement ceremony when submitting the application for graduation and are provided a link to submit an order for their cap and gown. All students must order a cap and gown if they intend to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students are welcome to bring as many guests as they like to the ceremony; no tickets are required.

Diplomas and Transcripts

The University Registrar notifies students via email when the degree is officially posted to the transcript and the diploma is ready to be mailed. This will be approximately 6-8 weeks after the term in which the student completed his or her degree requirements. At this time, if there are no holds on the student’s record, the University Registrar mails the diploma to the mailing address indicated in Campus Connect. Students should make sure the mailing address in Campus Connect is updated appropriately to ensure proper delivery of the diploma.

If you have successfully completed your degree requirements and have applied for graduation, but have not received your diploma, you can order a duplicate diploma by visiting DePaul Central.