Chicago 430 S. Michigan Ave.Chicago, IL 60605(312) 341-3500
Schaumburg 1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.Schaumburg, IL 60173(847) 619-7300
In order to to have your degree posted, you must first apply for graduation by the appropriate deadline.
Once the online RU Access application closes, you will receive an e-mail from Graduation Services providing more detailed information about commencement and purchasing graduation materials.
It is best to have a degree check done prior to the submission of your graduation application. Please contact your adviser if you have any questions about requirements for graduation.
Graduation Services will submit your intent to graduate to your Department Chair for approval. This happens at the close of every online (RU Access) application deadline.
The time frame for each graduation term is as follows*:
Processing starts in September for the fall term, in February for spring term, and July for the summer term. Your department will have a month to report your graduation status to Graduation Services. Graduation status letters are mailed to the address on the graduation application. Prospective graduates are then placed in three categories:
• Approved as Transcript Now Stands: If you are "Approved as Transcript Stands" this means you have met the requirements for the degree and nothing further is needed to complete degree requirements.
• Approved Pending Courses: If you are "Approved Pending Current Courses" this means requirements are still needed to complete the degree. These requirements must be met by the end of the graduating term. There are multiple reasons for a “pending” status, but the following are the most common:o You are currently enrolled in the classes needed for completion.
• Not Approved: If you are "Not Approved" for graduation, your department chair evaluated your record and found further requirements are needed. You will need to contact your department if this is in error, or if you need further assistance as to what you are missing.
If canceled, you will not need to reapply for graduation. Your application will be automatically rolled to the following term. If you will be not eligible for the next term, please contact graduation services at 312-341-3521.
*NOTE TO LATE APPLICANTS:
If submitting a late application for graduation the processing time will vary and may take longer as on-time applications will be processed first.
If you need to apply late click here for deadlines and fees.
If you are an undergraduate and need to turn in transfer credit to complete graduation requirements you may do one of the following:
Send official (sealed) transcripts to:
Office of the Registrar
Attn: Daisy Tow
425 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Or hand deliver sealed transcripts to:
Daisy Tow, 1M14, Registrar's Office
If you are a graduate student, the sealed official transcript must be turned into your department for review.
*Please note: All transcripts must be sealed. If they are opened they cannot be accepted as an official transcript.
Roosevelt University holds two ceremonies, in May and December. Eligibility for participation in Commencement is as follows:
For more information about the ceremony, please click here.