Graduation Dates and Deadlines

If you do not turn in applications/forms by these deadlines, please contact your college advisement center.

Undergraduate Deadlines

  Dec
2017
April
2018
June
2018
Aug
2018
Graduation application due Sep 15, 2017 Nov 15, 2017 Feb 15, 2018 Apr 15, 2018
Deadline to complete
grade changes, challenges,
transfer, special exams, etc.
Nov 22  Mar 30 May 25 Jul 20
Complete Independent Study
coursework necessary for
graduation (including finals)
Nov 30 Apr 4 May 31 Jul 26
Graduation Fair - 1st floor of
BYU Store to order cap and
gown (or order online)
see April Mar 13-15 see Aug TBA
Cap and gown - Order
at a discounted rate
Feb 1 - Mar 14 Feb 1 - Mar 14 see Aug TBA
Cap and gown - Order
at the regular rate
Mar 15 - Apr 6 Mar 15 - Apr 6 see Aug TBA
Cap and gown - Pre-order
pickup (at BYU Store only)
Apr 24 Apr 24 see Aug TBA
Cap and gown - Regular order
pickup (at BYU Store only)
Apr 25 - 27 Apr 25 - 27 see Aug TBA
Cap and gown - Return
(at BYU Store only)
Apr 26 - 28 Apr 26 - 28 see Aug TBA
Official graduation date Dec 21 Apr 26 June 21 Aug 16
Commencement exercises see April Apr 26 see Aug Aug 16
College convocations see April Apr 27 see Aug Aug 17

Graduate Deadlines

Students who miss the graduation deadlines for any given semester must register for at least 2 hours (preferably project, thesis, dissertation, or internship credit) or pay the equivalent minumum registration fee and will graduate the following semester.

All graduation applications are submitted online.

Note:  Departments and colleges may have deadlines earlier than those listed below.  Check with your graduate coordinator.

  Dec
2017
Apr
2018
Jun
2018
Aug
2018
Last day for graduate students to apply for
graduation online - Apply for Graduation.
Oct 20 Jan 26 May 4 Jun 29
Last day for departments to accept a student's
graduation application in AIM (GRADQ, GRADAPP,
and ADV01).
Nov 3 Feb 9 May 18 Jul 13
Items that must be completed by final deadline:
  • Schedule a final oral exam
  • Hold a final oral exam;
  • complete qualifications;
  • obtain committee approvals/signatures
  • Submit dissertation or thesis to college dean
    for review and approval signature on ADV8d
  • Submit dissertation or thesis PDF for
    approvals on ETD site (department and
    college approvals)
  • Take ADV Form 8d to Graduate Studies
    (105 FPH) once the ETD status shows
    'Grad Office Review'
Dec 15 Apr 13 Jun 21 Aug 3
Commencement exercises see April Apr 26 see Aug Aug 16
College convocations see April Apr 27 see Aug Aug 17

All students in dissertation or thesis programs must use ADV Form 8c to schedule the final oral examination at least two weeks before the exam. Final examinations may not be held during the interim period between semesters or terms.

December graduates are invited to participate in April graduation exercises.

June graduates are invited to participate in August graduation exercises.