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Graduation Application and Deadline Information

 Spring 2015  Summer 2015 | Fall 2015 | Spring 2016

How to Apply - An Application is REQUIRED for degree processing and posting.  Attending the commencement ceremony is optional. 



Spring 2015 Applications:

Diplomas Mailed: Diplomas received by July 14th unless a balance was owed, there was a late grade resolution, or it is being mailed internationally.   

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Summer 2015 Applications:

RU Access Online Application Deadline:
January 17, 2015 - June 5, 2015
How to Apply
Late Application Deadline Information*:
Late Application Fee:  A $100 late fee will be 
charged for all application received after 
June 5, 2015.
*June 6, 2015 - July 31, 2015
(Apply Late)


Degree Conferral Date: August 1, 2015
All degrees posted and transcripts available August 28, 2015 (This is the final date for degree posting.  Degrees are posted every Friday in August until the final posting date.)
Commencement Ceremony Date: Fall 2015 Ceremony:
December 11, 2015

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Fall 2015 Applications: 

RU Access Online Application Deadline:
June 6, 2015 - August 29, 2015
How to Apply
Late Application Deadline Information*:
Late Application Fee:  A $100 late fee will be 
charged for all application received after 
August 29, 2014.
*August 30, 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

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

 


Spring 2016 Applications:

RU Access Online Application Deadline:
August 30, 2015 - January 22, 2016 
How to Apply
Late Application Deadline Information*:
Late Application Fee:  A $100 late fee will be 
charged for all application received after 
January 22, 2016.
*January 23, 2016 - April 1, 2016
(Apply Late)


Degree Conferral Date: May 10, 2016 Date on Diploma
Commencement Ceremony Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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.)

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



How to apply for graduation

An Application is REQUIRED for degree processing and posting.  Attending the commencement ceremony is optional. 

Apply to graduate for the term in which you expect to complete your degree requirements.  Most students can apply for graduation online through RU Access. (See the exceptions in the section below, "Who cannot apply online?")  All requirements must be completed by the end of the graduation term.  If you do not complete all requirements by the end of the term, we will resubmit/roll your application for graduation for the next term, unless you inform us otherwise.

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 in the drop down menu, and is not necessarily the term in which you will be graduating.
    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.
  • 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 312-341-3521 or at graduation@roosevelt.edu.

Applying for late graduation (Paper Form) - A $100 late application fee will apply.

  • Print out the Late Graduation Application (Degree or Credential).
  • All late applications must be signed by your department chair.
  • Completed forms must be returned to the Graduation Services office prior to the Late Application deadline posted for each graduation term.  Applications received after deadline will be processed for the following term-No Exceptions.
  • See also FAQ, Applying for Graduation.

Participation in Commencement

Roosevelt University holds two 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.

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.
  • 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 program applying for Masters Degrees in Psychology.

Call Graduation Services with questions at 312-341-3521.

Forms: