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Graduation Application Due Dates

Fall 2016:  Monday, August 29 - Deadline to submit the Application for Graduation for Degree-Seeking or for Non-Education Certificate and Certification Only (Education) for Fall 2016 commencement. Step by step instructions are provided in the Degree-Seeking Students and Non-Education Certificate and Certification Only (Education) Students sections below.

Spring 2017:  Wednesday, January 11- Deadline to submit the Application for Graduation for Degree-Seeking or for Non-Education Certificate and Certification Only (Education) for Spring 2017 commencement. Step by step instructions are provided in the Degree-Seeking Students and Non-Education Certificate and Certification Only (Education) Students sections below.


Thesis Submission Deadlines

Fall Semester 2016

Oct 26 - Final thesis draft for 2016 Fall graduation due in Graduate Office

Dec 7 - Final signed thesis copies for 2016 Fall graduation due in Graduate Office


Degree-Seeking Students

Graduate Students who apply for graduation are required to complete a two step process.  Both steps must be submitted to complete the application process. A non-refundable fee is charged for this process. 

Step 1 of 2: Application for Degree

Go to MyJSU.
Click on Self Service Banner, then Student and Financial Aid, then Student Records, then Apply to Graduate.
Completion of Step 1 prompts a letter to the student.

Step 2 of 2: Graduate Exit Survey

Completion of this survey is mandatory. An email will be sent to your JSU email address during the semester in which you plan to complete.

NOTE: Non-degree seeking students do not participate in the graduation ceremony.

Non-Education Certificate and Certification Only (Education) Students

The graduate application for non-education certificate and certification only program completion is a two step process. Both steps must be submitted to complete the application process. A non-refundable degree fee is charged for this process.

Step 1 of 2: Application for Degree

Go to MyJSU.
Click on Self Service Banner, then Student and Financial Aid, then Student Records, then Apply to Graduate.
Completion of Step 1 prompts a letter to the student.

Step 2 of 2: Graduate Exit Survey

Completion of this survey is mandatory. An email will be sent to your JSU email address during the semester in which you plan to complete.

NOTE: Non-degree seeking students do not participate in the graduation ceremony.

For more detailed instructions of Step 1 of 2 above, please go to the Registrar's Graduation Procedures page or follow this link...http://www.jsu.edu/registrar/graduation_procedures.html.

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