Application for Graduation

All students pursuing a degree from Clayton State University must submit an Application for Graduation to the Office of the Registrar two semesters in advance of the intended graduation. The deadlines for submitting an application are:

  • June 1, for Fall
  • September 15, for Spring
  • January 30, for Summer

Deadlines can also be found at

Students may be graduated at the end of any semester in which they fulfill the degree requirements of the University. Currently, formal commencement ceremonies are held in May and December each year. Diplomas are available for pick up six to eight weeks after the end of the semester. Diplomas not picked up will be mailed to the current address on file.

Students must normally satisfy the curricular degree requirements of the catalog in effect at the time they enter Clayton State University In some circumstances, revisions may be required to provide more effective programs. The term “curricular degree requirements” refers to the courses and grades required to earn the degree. Changes in academic regulations affect all students, regardless of the catalog edition; examples include the scholastic discipline policy, procedures for removing incomplete grades, and appeals procedures. Graduate students should consult their degree program’s section of this catalog for information on the instances when a student will be required to change catalog editions.

Students who choose to satisfy requirements of a later catalog must notify the School of Graduate Studies. Degrees will be awarded only to students who have satisfied all of the academic and administrative requirements of the , the university and the college awarding the degree.