How to Apply for Graduation — Undergraduates

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

1. Graduation Application

We recommend you apply for graduation one year in advance to allow enough time for the graduation process and for the completion of any outstanding requirements.

In addition to the Graduation Application, which you must complete in its entirety, please submit the following (as needed) to the Records Evaluator in Student Services:

  • Transfer of Major Courses Form
    Required for any courses that you transferred to North Park University from another institution that may apply to your major courses. This form must be approved and signed by the department chair
  • Course waiver/substitution documentation from the academic department
  • Declaration of Major or any changes to your major
  • Pending official transcripts from other institutions

2. Degree Audit

Make an appointment with your academic advisor to conduct a degree audit to ensure you will complete all graduation requirements by your anticipated graduation date.

Official graduation audits are completed by the Records Evaluator in Student Services. They are completed in the order in which they are received. You will receive an email with the results of your audit. (Remember to check your North Park email account regularly, since most official correspondence is conducted by email.)

3. Senior Checkout Days

This checkout is mandatory for all traditional undergraduate graduation candidates. Please allow about 30 minutes to complete the checkout process. Graduate program and School of Adult Learning students do not need to attend.

Senior Checkout Day is an easy way for you to make sure everything is in order for your graduation. You can:

  • Finalize your cap and gown order
  • Confirm your diploma name
  • Update your mailing address
  • Verify your name pronunciation
  • Obtain more information about graduation activities
  • Settle your student, academic, and library accounts
  • Discuss next steps after graduation

If you cannot attend, please contact the Records Evaluator for more information

For May 2015 graduates

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, Hamming Hall

For December 2015 graduates

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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 Undergraduate Graduation