Apply to Graduate

All eligible 2022–23 degree candidates must complete the Graduation Application by the deadlines below. We will be communicating via email to share important information about this process, so please read all Northeastern emails about applying to graduate.

Read the instructions carefully as you fill out the Apply to Graduate form. You will not be able to go back into the application and update this information once you click submit; please ensure accuracy and carefully review the summary page before you click “Submit Request.”

Your graduation date is determined by the date you fulfill your academic requirements. If you are not planning to complete your degree in 2022-2023, contact your academic advisor to have your expected degree completion date updated.

How to Apply to Graduate

  • 1

    Log onto the Student Hub.

  • 2

    Click the “Resources” tab.

  • 3

    Click on the “Graduation” section, choose “Apply to Graduate,” and complete the questionnaire. NoteIf you receive an error message or your program information is incorrect, alert your academic advisor. 

Deadline Information

  • Undergraduate Level Degree Programs

    The ceremony for Boston degree candidates will be on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at Fenway Park.  Each Global System campus will be hosting a ceremony for its graduates, please click here to view dates and locations.

     

    Date You Complete Degree Requirements: Deadline for completing application in order to participate in ceremony: Attend your Commencement Ceremony in:
    Fall Term, December 17, 2022 December 16, 2022 Spring 2023
    Spring Term, April 29, 2023 February 24, 2023 Spring 2023
    Summer Term(s), August 26, 2023 February 24, 2023 Spring 2023

     

Graduate Schools
  • Master Level Degree Programs

    The ceremony for Boston degree candidates will be on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at Fenway Park.  Each Global System campus will be hosting a ceremony for its graduates, please click here to view dates and locations.

     

    Date You Complete Degree Requirements: Deadline for completing application in order to participate in ceremony: Attend your Commencement Ceremony in:
    Fall Term, December 17, 2022 December 16, 2022 Spring 2023
    Spring Term, April 29, 2023 February 24, 2023 Spring 2023
    Summer Term(s), August 26, 2023 February 24, 2023 Spring 2023

     

  • Graduate School Certificate Programs
    Date You Complete Degree Requirements: Deadline for completing application:
    Fall Term, December 17, 2022 December 16, 2022
    Spring Term, April 29, 2023 February 24, 2023
    Summer Term(s), August 26, 2023 August 22, 2023

     

School of Nursing, BSN
  • Boston Campus, BS in Nursing
    Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pinning Ceremonies
    Date You Completed Degree Requirements: Deadline for completing application in order to participate in ceremony: Ceremony date: Ceremony location:
    Fall Term, December 17, 2022 November 2, 2022 December 16, 2022 Blackman Auditorium
    Spring Term, April 29, 2023 April 3, 2023 May 4, 2023 TBD
    Summer Term(s), August 26, 2023 July 5, 2023 August 18, 2023 TBD

     

    Direct Entry in Nursing (MS) – Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pinning Ceremonies
    Date You Complete Degree Requirements: Deadline for completing application in order to participate in ceremony: Ceremony date: Ceremony location:
    Fall Term, December 17, 2022 November 2, 2022 December 16, 2022 Blackman Auditorium
  • Charlotte Campus, BS in Nursing
    Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pinning Ceremonies
    Date You Complete Degree Requirements: Deadline for completing application in order to participate in ceremony: Ceremony date: Ceremony location:
    Fall Term, December 17, 2022 November 2, 2022 December 20, 2022 UNC Dubois Auditorium
    Spring Term, April 29, 2023 April 3, 2023 May 2, 2023 TBD
    Summer Term(s), August 26, 2023 July 5, 2023 August 22, 2023 TBD
College of Professional Studies, Undergraduate Level
  • CPS Bachelor Degree Candidates

    The ceremony for Boston degree candidates will be on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Matthews Arena.  Each Global System campus will be hosting a ceremony for its graduates, please click here to view dates and locations.

     

    Date You Complete Degree Requirements: Deadline for completing application in order to participate in ceremony: Attend your Commencement Ceremony in:
    Fall Term, December 17, 2022 December 16, 2022 Spring 2023
    Spring Term, April 29, 2023 March 17, 2023 Spring 2023
    Summer Term(s), September 2, 2023 March 17, 2023 Spring 2023

     

  • CPS Undergraduate Certificate Programs
    Date You Complete Degree Requirements: Deadline for completing application:
    Fall Term, December 17, 2022 December 16, 2022
    Spring Term, April 29, 2023 March 17, 2023
    Summer Term(s), September 2, 2023 August 19, 2023

     

College of Professional Studies, Graduate Level
  • CPS Master Degree Candidates

    The ceremony for Boston degree candidates will be on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Matthews Arena.  Each Global System campus will be hosting a ceremony for its graduates, please click here to view dates and locations.

     

    Date You Complete Degree Requirements: Deadline for completing application in order to participate in ceremony: Attend your Commencement Ceremony in:
    Fall Term, December 17, 2022 December 16, 2022 Spring 2023
    Winter Term, April 1, 2023 March 17, 2023 Spring 2023
    Spring Term, July 1, 2023 March 17, 2023 Spring 2023
    Summer Term, September 2, 2023 March 17, 2023 Spring 2023

     

  • CPS Doctoral Degree Candidates

    The ceremony for Boston degree candidates will be on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Matthews Arena.  Each Global System campus will be hosting a ceremony for its graduates, please click here to view dates and locations.

     

    Date You Complete Degree Requirements: Deadline for completing application in order to participate in ceremony: Attend your Commencement Ceremony in:
    Fall Term, December 17, 2022 December 16, 2022 Spring 2023
    Winter Term, April 1, 2023 March 17, 2023 Spring 2023
    Spring Term, July 1, 2023 June 30, 2023 Spring 2024*
    Summer Term, September 2, 2023 September 1, 2023 Spring 2024*

    *You will attend a ceremony after your thesis and degree are completed.

  • CPS Graduate Certificate Programs
    Date You Complete Degree Requirements: Deadline for completing application:
    Fall Term, December 18, 2021 December 17, 2021
    Winter Term, April 2, 2022 March 18, 2022
    Spring Term, July 2, 2022 July 1, 2022
    Summer Term, September 3, 2022 July 8, 2022

     

  • Doctor of Philosophy

    The ceremony for degree candidates will be on Monday, May 1, 2023 at Matthews Arena.

     

    Date You Complete Degree Requirements: Deadline for completing application in order to participate in ceremony: Attend your Commencement Ceremony in:
    Fall Term, December 17, 2022 December 16, 2022 Spring 2023
    Spring Term, April 29, 2023 February 24, 2023 Spring 2023
    Summer Term(s), August 26, 2023 August 22, 2023 Spring 2024*

    *You will attend a ceremony after your thesis and degree are completed.

  • School of Law

    The ceremony for degree candidates will be on Friday, May 12, 2023 at Matthews Arena.

     

    Date You Complete Degree Requirements: Deadline for completing application in order to participate in ceremony: Attend your Commencement Ceremony in:
    Fall Semester, December 23, 2022 December 22, 2022 The School of Law ceremony for the Class of 2022 has passed.
    Spring Semester, May 12, 2023 April 14, 2023 Spring 2023
    Summer Semester, September 5, 2023 April 14, 2023 Spring 2023
    Fall Semester, December 20, 2023 April 14, 2023 Spring 2023

     

  Important Notes

After You Submit Your Graduation Application

  • If you need to update your degree information (such as degree, major, or conferral date), you must contact your advisor or the dean’s office of your college. Request that they complete and submit a “Curriculum or Conferral Date Change” form to the Office of the Registrar.
  • After completing the application, you may choose the “View Application to Graduate” link to review your details and/or to update your diploma mailing address. You may edit your address no later than two weeks prior to graduating.

 

Ceremony Details

  • The Apply to Graduate form is vital in providing your college/school, the Office of the Registrar, and the Commencement Office with the critical information needed to serve you.
  • Please note that your application to graduate does not include ticketing, global campus ceremony registration, or college celebration registration.  Depending on the events you are eligible to attend, students will receive a follow-up email regarding these registrations at a later date.
  • There are no commencement ceremonies held directly following Fall or Summer terms.
  • Complete ceremony information is being updated as planning continues. All current information can be found on our FAQ page, which will be updated regularly.

 

Making a Name Change

 

International Address

  • If you have an international address, please provide an international phone number.

 

Degree Conferral

  • Degrees are awarded according to the final clearance process through the Office of the Registrar and the Office of the Dean.