Graduation Applications

All graduate (MS and PhD) students who intend to graduate at any of the three official graduation periods must first fill out an Application for Graduation.

Deadlines for submission to the Office of the Registrar are listed below. Please submit your Application for Graduation to your advisor at least 5 business days in advance of this deadline to allow for processing time.

  • Fall Semester Completion: October 15
  • Spring Semester Completion: March 1
  • Summer Completion: June 1

Undergraduate students do not need to complete an application for graduation, and will be contacted directly by the Registrar if they are eligible for graduation.

Commencement & Diplomas

Students who were certified for graduation in August, January, and May are eligible to participate in Commencement following their last semester.

Undergraduate students with 7 or fewer credits to complete in the summer semester may be eligible to participate in Commencement in May of the same year. Please consult with your academic advisor if you believe you may be eligible.

After submitting your graduation application, all questions regarding Commencement and diplomas should be directed to Academic advisors are not involved in the planning of Commencement or mailing of diplomas.

Please refer to the NJIT Commencement website for important information related to diplomas, commencement details, etc.