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Application for Degree

Each candidate for a degree must submit both a written application and a completed graduate application questionnaire to the Office of the Registrar. The $75.00 fee must be paid to the SVSU Office of Financial Services as part of the application process.

All documentation and official transcripts of transferred credits must be on file in the Registrar's Office at the time an application is submitted.

SVSU graduates students three times a year, at the end of fall semester (December Commencement), at the end of winter semester (May Commencement) and at the end of Summer semester (August). There is no Summer/August Commencement ceremony. Because there is no August ceremony, student can make an email request to “walk early” before they complete their degree programs by sending an email to after checking the posted criteria.

Fall applications are accepted beginning with the first Fall registration. Winter applications are accepted beginning with the first Winter registration. Please consult the registration schedules and/or the Commencement section of this website for listed application deadlines.

When the Office of the Registrar receives an application to graduate, a degree audit is conducted to determine if all requirements have been met. If a degree audit indicates that a student candidate is not ready to graduate, the application is made inactive and the student is notified in writing to this effect. Late applications or missing documentation might cause the candidate to be moved to a later graduation date.