Apply  to Graduate

All eligible 2020–21 degree candidates must complete the Graduation Application by the deadline. We’ll be communicating via email to share important information about this process, so please read all Northeastern emails about applying to graduate.

Complete ceremony information is being updated as planning continues. All current information can be found on our FAQ page, which will be updated regularly.

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    Log onto the Student Hub.

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    Click the “Resources” link in the top navigation bar.

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    Scroll down to the “Graduation Information” 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. 

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 only. You may edit your address no later than 2 weeks prior to graduating.

Deadline Information

  • Undergraduate Degree Programs
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes: Choose graduation date: Final date you will have access to complete the application:
    Fall Term, December 18, 2020 December 19, 2020 December 18, 2020
    Spring Term, April 30, 2021 May 7, 2021 February 26, 2021
    Summer Term(s), August 24, 2021 August 31, 2021 August 24, 2021
  • Boston Campus, BS in Nursing
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes: Choose graduation date: Final date you will have access to complete the application:
    Fall Term, December 18, 2020 December 19, 2020 December 18, 2020
    Spring Term, April 30, 2021 May 7, 2021 February 26, 2021
    Summer Term(s), August 24, 2021 August 31, 2021 August 24, 2021
  • Charlotte Campus, BS in Nursing
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes: Choose graduation date: Final date you will have access to complete the application:
    Fall Term, December 18, 2020 December 19, 2020 December 18, 2020
    Spring Term, April 30, 202 May 7, 2021 February 26, 2021
    Summer Term(s), August 24, 2021 August 31, 2021 August 24, 2021
  • College of Professional Studies, Undergraduate Level
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes: Choose graduation date: Final date you will have access to complete the application:
    Fall Term, December 19, 2020 December 19, 2020 December 19, 2020
    Spring Term, May 1, 2021 May 7, 2021 March 19, 2021
    Summer Term(s), August 21, 2021 September 4, 2021 July 9, 2021
  • College of Professional Studies, Undergraduate Certificate Programs
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes: Choose graduation date: Final date you will have access to complete the application:
    Fall Term, December 19, 2020 December 19, 2020 December 19, 2020
    Spring Term, May 1, 2021 May 7, 2021 March 19, 2021
    Summer Term(s), August 21, 2021 September 4, 2021 July 9, 2021
Graduate Schools
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes: Choose graduation date: Final date you will have access to complete the application:
    Fall Term, December 19, 2020 December 19, 2020 December 18, 2020
    Spring Term, May 1, 2021 May 7, 2021 February 26, 2021
    Summer Term(s), August 28, 2021 August 31, 2021 August 24, 2021
  • Bouvé College of Health Sciences
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes: Choose graduation date: Final date you will have access to complete the application:
    Fall Term, December 19, 2020 December 19, 2020 December 18, 2020
    Spring Term, May 1, 2021 May 7, 2021 February 26, 2021
    Summer Term(s), August 28, 2021 August 31, 2021 August 24, 2021
  • College of Arts, Media and Design
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes: Choose graduation date: Final date you will have access to complete the application:
    Fall Term, December 19, 2020 December 19, 2020 December 18, 2020
    Spring Term, May 1, 2021 May 7, 2021 February 26, 2021
    Summer Term(s), August 28, 2021 August 31, 2021 August 24, 2021
  • D'Amore-McKim School of Business
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes: Choose graduation date: Final date you will have access to complete the application:
    Fall Term, December 19, 2020 December 19, 2020 December 18, 2020
    Spring Term, May 1, 2021 May 7, 2021 February 26, 2021
    Summer Term(s), August 28, 2021 August 31, 2021 August 24, 2021
  • College of Engineering
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes: Choose graduation date: Final date you will have access to complete the application:
    Fall Term, December 19, 2020 December 19, 2020 December 18, 2020
    Spring Term, May 1, 2021 May 7, 2021 February 26, 2021
    Summer Term(s), August 28, 2021 August 31, 2021 August 24, 2021
  • Khoury College of Computer Sciences
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes: Choose graduation date: Final date you will have access to complete the application:
    Fall Term, December 19, 2020 December 19, 2020 December 18, 2020
    Spring Term, May 1, 2021 May 7, 2021 February 26, 2021
    Summer Term(s), August 28, 2021 August 31, 2021 August 24, 2021
  • College of Science
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes: Choose graduation date: Final date you will have access to complete the application:
    Fall Term, December 19, 2020 December 19, 2020 December 18, 2020
    Spring Term, May 1, 2021 May 7, 2021 February 26, 2021
    Summer Term(s), August 28, 2021 August 31, 2021 August 24, 2021
  • College of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes: Choose graduation date: Final date you will have access to complete the application:
    Fall Term, December 19, 2020 December 19, 2020 December 18, 2020
    Spring Term, May 1, 2021 May 7, 2021 February 26, 2021
    Summer Term(s), August 28, 2021 August 31, 2021 August 24, 2021
College of Professional Studies, Graduate Level
  • CPS Master's Degree Candidates
    If you are completing your requirements by end of:

    Choose graduation date:

    Submit application by:

    Fall Term, ending December 12, 2020

    December 12, 2020

    December 12, 2020

    Winter Term, ending April 3, 2021

    April 3, 2021

    March 19, 2021

    Spring Term, ending July 3, 2021

    July 3, 2021

    July 3, 2021

    Summer Term, ending September 4, 2021

    September 4, 2021

    July 9, 2021

  • CPS Doctoral Degree Candidates
    If you are completing your requirements by end of:

    Choose graduation date:

    Submit application by:

    Fall Term, ending December 12, 2020

    December 12, 2020

    December 12, 2020

    Winter Term, ending April 3, 2021

    April 3, 2021

    March 19, 2021

    Spring Term, ending July 3, 2021

    July 3, 2021

    July 3, 2021

    Summer Term, ending September 4, 2021

    September 4, 2021

    July 9, 2021

  • CPS Graduate Certificate Programs
    If you are completing your requirements by end of:

    Choose graduation date:

    Submit application by:

    Fall Term, ending December 12, 2020

    December 12, 2020

    December 12, 2020

    Winter Term, ending April 3, 2021

    April 3, 2021

    March 19, 2021

    Spring Term, ending July 3, 2021

    July 3, 2021

    July 3, 2021

    Summer Term, ending September 4, 2021

    September 4, 2021

    July 9, 2021

School of Law
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Laws
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes:

    Choose graduation date:

    Final date you will have access to complete the application:

    Fall Quarter, November 13, 2020

    December 23, 2020

    December 4, 2020

    Winter Quarter, February 12, 2021

    May 14, 2021

    April 16, 2021

    Spring Quarter, May 7, 2021

    May 14, 2021

    April 16, 2021

    Summer Quarter, August 24, 2021

    September 7, 2021

    August 24, 2021

    Fall Quarter, November 12, 2021

    December 22, 2021

    December 3, 2021

  • Master of Legal Studies
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes:

    Choose graduation date:

    Final date you will have access to complete the application:

    Fall Semester, December 23, 2020

    December 23, 2020

    December 4, 2020

    Spring Semester, April 30, 2021

    May 14, 2021

    April 16, 2021

    Summer Semester, August 25, 2021

    September 7, 2021

    August 24, 2021

    Fall Semester, December 21, 2021

    December 22, 2021

    December 3, 2021

Graduate School Certificate Programs
  • Certificate Program Candidates
    Academic requirements fulfilled by last day of classes:

    Choose graduation date:

    Final date you will have access to complete the application:

    Fall Term, December 19, 2020

    December 19, 2020

    December 18, 2020

    Spring Term, May 1, 2021

    May 7, 2021

    February 26, 2021

    Summer Term(s), August 28, 2021

    August 31, 2021

    August 24, 2021

Please note that your graduation date is determined by the date you fulfill your academic requirements.

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 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.”

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.

Making a Name Change
If you’d like to update your first or last name, complete the  Commencement and Student Record Name Change Form  and submit it to the Office of the Registrar.

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

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. Changes to your diploma name or other information must be submitted to the Commencement Office no later than six weeks prior to your graduation date by emailing us at [email protected]. You can update your diploma mailing address until two weeks prior to your graduation date—just go to the “View Application to Graduate” link in your Student Hub.

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