Steps to Graduation

Follow the steps below to fulfill requirements prior to graduation. Remember to always follow the specific deadlines found on the OGAPS calendar. Note: You must maintain continuous registration until all degree requirements have been met.

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1

Follow the required steps and procedures mentioned in Steps to fulfill Master's Degree Requirements or Steps to Fulfill Doctoral Degree Requirements and Steps to Fulfill Preliminary Exam Requirements.

   
2

Apply for a degree online at the Howdy portal; pay graduation fee.

During the first week of final semester; see OGAPS calendar.

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3

Officially schedule final examination or file the formal request for exemption from final exam .

Must be received by OGAPS at least 10 working days before exam date. (See OGAPS calendar for deadlines.)

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4

If required, upload approved PDF file of your completed thesis and submit signed approval page to Thesis and Dissertation Services.

See OGAPS calendar for deadlines.

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5

Graduation; arrange for cap and gown.