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 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 before 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, 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.)
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 2014 graduates
Tuesday, February 25
between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, Hamming Hall
For December 2014 graduates
Date, time, and location to be announced
You will be charged a $150 graduation fee in the semester that you are graduating regardless of your participation in the commencement ceremony. If your graduation plans change, you must contact the Records Evaluator in Student Administrative Services no later than six weeks prior to graduation in order to have the fee reversed.
You can only be graduated in the semester in which all administrative issues have been submitted and resolved (pending and incomplete grades, exams, practicum results, etc.).