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How to Apply for Graduation — Graduate Students

Here are the steps you need to take in preparation to graduate with a graduate degree from North Park University.

1. Graduation Application

We recommend you apply for graduation two semesters before your anticipated graduation date to allow enough time for you to complete any outstanding graduation requirements. The final deadline for the graduation application is the fourth week of the semester in which you plan to graduate.

Your Graduation Application must be completed in its entirety and submitted to the Records Evaluator in Student Services, along with any course transfer, waiver, and substitution documentation.

2. Degree Audit

We recommend that you meet with your academic advisor to ensure that you will meet all graduation requirements before your anticipated graduation date.

Official degree audits are completed by the Records Evaluator in Student Services. They are completed in the order in which they are received, so don't delay in making an appointment. You will receive an email with the results of your audit, which serves as an official document. (Remember to check your North Park email account regularly, since most official correspondence is conducted by email.)

Important Reminders

All students are assessed a $150 graduation application fee when they turn in their graduation application. Students will be assessed a $200 late graduation application fee if their application is turned in after the fourth week of the semester in which they are graduating. The graduation fee applies to every student, regardless of participation in the commencement ceremony. If your graduation plans change, you must Contact the Records Evaluator in Student Administrative Services.

You can only graduate in the semester in which all administrative issues have been submitted and resolved (pending and incomplete grades, exams, practicum results, etc.).

Next Steps

Applying for graduation from graduate programs