Graduation Information

Graduation Applications must be received in the Office of the Registrar by the following dates:Application Deadline Fall Graduates:  September 24th and Spring Graduates:  January 25th

* Undergraduate students who file by the Priority Filing Date will have the benefit of receiving a Graduation Evaluation prior to registering for their final semester. (Note: While Undergraduate students are encouraged to file by the Priority Filing Date, please do not file more than one year in advance of your planned graduation date.

** The Final Deadline is the date by which students must submit applications to be considered for graduation at the conclusion of that term. However, no guarantee is made as to when a Graduation Evaluation will be completed.

Note: Acceptance of applications turned in after the Final Deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but there will be NO GUARANTEE that the student will be considered for graduation.

Note: If any filing date or deadline falls on a weekend or holiday applications will be accepted without penalty through the following regular workday.

Important Information for Degree Candidates:

Students applying for a Bachelor’s degree must submit the following two types of forms to our office:

  • Graduation Application
  • Major/Concentration Requirements Contract, signed by the advisor and Division Chair
    1. All requirements must be met by the graduation date, or the student will graduate the next subsequent graduation date. It is the student’s responsibility to see that any necessary official transcripts, grade changes, Incompletes, test scores, petitions or waivers are received in the Office of the Registrar have been completed. Changes to a student’s permanent record will not be accepted after the degree has been posted.
    2. Diplomas will be mailed within two to three months of graduation. Diploma address changes should be sent via email to
    3. The University prepares a list of Graduation Candidates which is made available to newspapers, organizations, and governmental agencies upon request. The same list is used in preparation of the Commencement Program. Candidates are identified by name, major, degree type, and date of graduation. If you do not wish your name to be included, please note this on the Graduation Application form.
    4. The University prepares a tentative honors list for designating potential honors (Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude) in April of each year for all undergraduate graduation applicants who have both a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and higher. This list will be used to publish the honors designations in the Commencement Program.
    5. Be aware that your Allen University e-mail address will be used to notify you of information or requirements related to your graduation. Please check your University e-mail regularly.
    6. There must be an exit interview with both the Default Manager in Financial Aid and Career Planning and Placement.
    7. Senior Fees must be paid by February 15th for all graduates in the current year. Remember there is only one Commencement; however the date in which you completed your requirement will be posted on your degree.