Degree conferral is the completion of academic requirements and
the awarding of the degree. There are four conferral periods available
each academic year when a student may apply for graduation: November
(fall quarter), March (winter quarter), June (spring quarter) and August
(summer session). Students are first eligible to apply for degree
conferral when they reach senior status (132+ credit hours). An LAS
Undergraduate College Office or department academic advisor will verify
your remaining degree requirements during a scheduled degree conferral
review appointment. Visit the Undergraduate Student Handbook for specific details regarding degree conferral.
Steps Towards Degree Conferral
Step 1. Apply for degree conferral for the quarter
in which you anticipate completing your requirements. Apply via Campus
Connect to lock in your date (For Self Service > Degree
Progress/Graduation > Apply for Degree Conferral). You cannot qualify
for degree conferral or participate in the commencement ceremony without
submitting a degree conferral application. There is no graduation fee
Step 2. Please read all instructions carefully. Your
application will not be processed unless you complete the application
in its entirety. Save and print the confirmation page, and keep it for your records. Make sure your academic plan is correct. If your academic plan is
incorrect, follow the instructions on the LAS forms page to update your major, minor, etc.
Step 3. Schedule an appointment with your major
field faculty advisor as soon as possible to ensure major field
requirements are in order.
Step 4. Schedule your MANDATORY
degree conferral review appointment with a LAS Undergraduate College
Office academic advisor by telephone, (773) 325-7310, or in person at
Clifton Corners, Suite 130.
- Students majoring in English, International Studies, Modern
Languages, Political Science or Sociology should contact their staff
professional advisor to schedule a mandatory meeting.
Step 5. Adhere to your remaining requirements
outlined on your Degree Conferral Requirement Form which you will
receive during your appointment. Failure to do so may delay your
Step 6. Degree conferral applications do not rollover. If you need to change your original term for degree conferral, or if
you need to reapply after a previous denial, re-enter Campus Connect and click “Self Service > Apply for Degree Conferral.” The screen
will indicate you have already applied. Click “EDIT” and select a
different conferral term from the drop down menu. Then click “SUBMIT.” Save and print the confirmation page for your records.
Step 7. In Campus Connect, please verify and
confirm the preferred email address to receive email correspondence
related to graduation and verify your mailing address is accurate to
receive hard copy correspondence.
Note: Although you may have completed all requirements, graduation is not
automatic. Every degree conferral candidate is required to file a
degree conferral application for the quarter in which you anticipate
completing your degree requirements. Submission of the application is
done via Campus Connect.
If you have any questions about degree conferral, please contact the LAS Undergraduate College Office at (773) 325-7310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.