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Graduation Application and Deadline Information

An Application is required for degree processing and posting.  Attending the commencement ceremony is optional and separate from the graduation application and the conferral of a degree.

The Spring 2016 Application Deadline is January 29, 2016. 

The Spring 2016 Late Application Deadline is April 1, 2016.

 

Fall 2015 Applications

RU Access Online Application Deadline:
June 6, 2015 - August 31, 2015
How to Apply
Late Application Deadline Information*:
Late Application Fee:  A $100 late fee will be 
charged for all application received after 
August 31, 2015.
*September 1, 2015 - November 6, 2015
(Apply Late)


Degree Conferral Date: December 11, 2015
Commencement Ceremony Date: December 11, 2015
All degrees posted and transcripts available: January 29, 2015 (This is the final date for degree posting.  Degrees are posted every Friday in January until the final posting date.)
Diplomas Released: Mailed in March

*The deadline to have your name listed in the commencement program is November 6, 2015.

Spring 2016 Applications

RU Access Online Application Deadline:
September 1, 2015 - January 29, 2016 
How to Apply
Late Application Deadline Information*:
Late Application Fee:  A $100 late fee will be 
charged for all application received after 
January 29, 2016.
*January 30, 2016 - April 1, 2016
(Apply Late)


Complete Graduation Survey:  Completion is required for the release of your final transcript and diploma The survey will open March 14 - April 8, 2016
Check for details: http://www.roosevelt.edu/Career.aspx
Degree Conferral Date: May 10, 2016 (Date that will appear that the diploma)

Commencement Ceremony Date:

Friday, May 13, 2016

10:00 AM
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Education

2:00PM
Walter E. Heller College of Business
Chicago College of Performing Arts
Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies


More ceremony details can be found here

All degrees posted and transcripts available: May 31, 2016 (This is the final date for degree posting.  Degrees are posted every Friday in May until the final posting date.)

*The deadline to have your name listed in the commencement program is April 1, 2016.

Summer 2016 Applications

RU Access Online Application Deadline: 

January 30, 2016 - June 10, 2016
How to Apply

Late Application Deadline Information*:
Late Application Fee:  A $100 late fee will be 
charged for all application received after 
June 10, 2016.
June 11, 2016 - July 31, 2016
(Apply Late)



Degree Conferral Date:
August 8, 2016
Commencement Ceremony Date:
December 16, 2016
All degrees posted and transcripts available:
August 31, 2016
(This is the final date for degree posting.  Degrees are posted every Friday until the final posting date.)

Fall 2016 Applications

RU Access Online Application Deadline: 
June 11, 2016 - September 9,  2016 
How to Apply

Late Application Deadline Information*:
Late Application Fee:  A $100 late fee will be 
charged for all application received after 
September 9, 2016.

*September 10, 2016 - November 4, 2016
(Apply Late)


Degree Conferral Date:
December 17, 2016
Commencement Ceremony Date:
December 16, 2016
All degrees posted and transcripts available:
January 31, 2017
(This is the final date for degree posting.  Degrees are posted every Friday until the final posting date.)


*The deadline to have your name listed in the commencement program is April 1, 2016.

Pharmacy Spring 2016 Applications

RU Access Online Application Deadline:

January 8 - February 2, 2016
How to Apply

 

Late Application Deadline Information*:
Late Application Fee:  A $100 late fee will be 
charged for all application received after 
February 2, 2016.

*February 3, 2016 - February 29, 2016
(Apply Late)


 

Ceremony and Degree Conferral Date:  May 19, 2016
All degrees posted and transcripts available:  May 31, 2016

How to apply for graduation

Most students can apply for graduation online through RU Access, but there are exceptions.  For exceptions, please see the section below, "Who cannot apply online?").  If you do not complete all requirements by the end of the term, we will roll your application to the next term.

Steps to apply for graduation through RU Access

  • Log in to RU Access
  • Click on Registration and Other Student Services.  
  • Click on Student Records.
  • Click on Graduation Application.
  • First screen will be the Curriculum Selection.  Before you can proceed to the Graduation Application, you must select the term that displays your current degree program. This is to make sure your application reflects the correct degree and major information. For most this is the most recent term listed at the top of the drop down menu, and may not necessarily be the term of your graduation.
    Once you select the term, click submit and you will be guided through the rest of the Graduation Application.
  • Read the directions carefully and view your degree and address information. If all is correct, check Accept Application button.
    • Please note:  The application does not currently allow for the addition of a middle name if not previously provided.  You can request to add one via graduation@roosevelt.edu.
  • Click Submit.

To view your existing application

  • Log in to RU Access
  • Click on Registration and Other Student Services.  
  • Click on Student Records.
  • Click on Graduation Application.
  • Select the latest curriculum term: For most this is the most recent term listed in the drop down menu, and is not necessarily the term in which you will be graduating.
  • You will get an error message: "No curricula available for graduation application".  Under the blue line between your options to "View Transcripts" and "Student Information" is the link to "View Graduation Applications".
  • Click the "View Graduation Applications" and review your application.  If anything needs to be changed contact Graduation Services at 312-341-3591 or at graduation@roosevelt.edu.

Exceptions: Who cannot apply online?

  • Students applying for multiple degrees for the same graduation date should download an application and submit it to the Registrar's Office at either campus in person, by mail or fax.
    • Application for Graduation for Second Degree 
  • Students applying for a credential should download an application and submit it to the Registrar's Office at either campus by mail, fax, or in person.
  • Students in the PsyD or PhD programs applying for a non-terminal Masters Degrees.  Please contact your department to complete your application by deadline.

Applying for late graduation - ($100 late application fee)

  • Fill out the Late Graduation Application.
  • All late applications must be completed via electronic form for department approval.
  • You will be instructed via email to pay the fee once your application has been approved.  If you will not complete degree requirements a fee will not be charged. Your application will be moved to the next term.

Participation in Commencement

Roosevelt University holds ceremonies in May and December.  Eligibility for participation in Commencement is as follows:

  • Fall graduates participate in the December Commencement.
  • Spring graduates participate in the May Commencement.
  • Summer graduates participate in the December Commencement.

Additional Graduation Services

  • Apostille Request - Graduates needing to have a diploma or transcripts certified by Roosevelt and the State of Illinois would need to complete a request for an Apostille.  Complete forms are to be submitted to Graduation Services.
  • Duplicate Diploma Request - Graduates of the Paralegal Certificate Program must contact Kay Levoy klevoy@roosevelt.edu for a copy of their certificate.

 

Call Graduation Services with questions at 312-341-3591 or email graduation@roosevelt.edu.