Undergraduate students can apply for graduation when they are within 12 hours of degree completion. Masters students can apply for graduation when they are within 6 hours of degree completion. Doctoral students should only apply for graduation when they have completed their dissertation. The graduation applications will be cancelled if the student does not meet these eligibility requirements to apply for graduation.
If you are pursuing a certificate, please do not apply for graduation for the certificate when you have finished the requirements. Your center or advisor should submit the online worksheet for processing. Graduation applications for certificates will be cancelled.
Graduation applications are valid for one year from the date of application. Applications older than one year will be cancelled. You will need to reapply for graduation, paying the current graduation fee. Your original fee will not be refunded or applied to the new fee.
The graduation application fee covers the cost of processing, printing and mailing of one diploma. Additional diplomas may be requested at an additional cost of $50 per diploma. Regalia for students is NOT included in this fee.
You should choose the first available Worldwide Expected Graduation Term. Your degree will be posted when all requirements have been met, regardless of the term selected.
No, minors will not be added after the degree is conferred. All minors should be declared prior to or when you submit your graduation application.
Undergraduate Students: Graduation honors (bachelor’s degree only) will be awarded in accordance with the following criteria:
Graduate Students: Graduate students are recognized through the inclusion of the notation “With Distinction” in accordance with the following criteria:
Certificates for specializations and/or minors are not issued. They are documented on your ERAU transcript.
Duplicate diplomas can be ordered online by clicking here. There is a $50 fee for each duplicate diploma. Be sure to select the Worldwide Campus so the Graduation Team receives your order.
This is not a substitute for the graduation application. If you have not completed the program you are requesting a duplicate diploma for, please click here to apply for graduation.
Doctoral and Masters students should be degree complete in order to participate in a ceremony. Undergraduate students may participate in a ceremony if they are within 12 hours of degree completion.
Honors are posted at the time of degree conferral. Students may be allowed to participate prior to degree completion. Only students who have been awarded honors at the time of the ceremony will receive honor cords (Bachelors)/distinction medallion (Masters). These items may be purchased after degree conferral by contacting the Graduation Team.
If there is a question about eligibility for a ceremony, it is always best to apply for graduation for that ceremony within the graduation application deadline. If it is determined that you are ineligible for participation, your graduation application will be cancelled. Students can contact their advisor/center or the Graduation Team with questions regarding participation in a ceremony.