Congratulations! You are close to completing your degree.
To participate in the Graduation Ceremony and to have your diploma scheduled for processing. Your final semester must be declared.
Log into Self Service > My Educational Profile > Academics > Apply for Graduation > Select a term and click on "Apply"
|Your final semester is:||Your graduation ceremony will be in:||To participate in your graduation ceremony, be sure to declare your final semester between:|
|Fall 2015||Late May 2016||February 16, 2015 and September 19, 2015|
|Spring 2016||Late May 2016||September 21, 2015 and February 6, 2016|
|Summer 2016||Late May 2016||February 15, 2016 and April 2, 2016|
|Fall 2016||Late May 2017||February 15, 2016 and September 17, 2016|
|Spring 2017||Late May 2017||September 19, 2016 and February 4, 2017|
Read the Final Review Requirements.
Academy of Art University Commencement Exercises is the graduation ceremony where degrees are symbolically conferred. It is a time to share the excitement and importance of your academic accomplishments with peers, family, friends, directors, and faculty.
Be sure to declare your graduation in accordance with the deadlines to insure your eligibility to participate in this celebratory event. You may only participate in the Commencement Exercises ceremony of your declared last semester.
Please be aware that graduation venues are limited in San Francisco and guest seating will be limited.
Please note that caps and gowns are required to participate in the commencement Exercises and all guests must have a ticket. Students residing outside the San Francisco Bay Area may contact the Office of the Registrar at email@example.com to make alternative arrangements to pick up their caps and gowns, tickets, and invitations.
Graduation is contingent on completing all academic requirements for your degree. Your degree becomes official when it is posted to your transcript, not by your participation in the graduation ceremony. Your actual diploma will be mailed to you 4 months after the Registrar has confirmed that you have met all academic requirements and settled all financial obligations.
Your diploma will be sent to the HOME address on file, or the MAILING address if you have specified one on file, at the time that the diploma is processed.
It is advised that you confirm your addresses at the time that you enroll in your final courses and make any necessary updates until you receive your diploma. As an alumnus, continue to keep your addresses up-to-date to ensure that you receive invitations to special events and the Alumni newsletter.
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It is a federal requirement that all federal student loan borrowers receive Exit Loan Counseling when the borrower graduates. Students may complete the Exit Loan Counseling at https://studentloans.gov/. The Financial Aid Office will also mail you an Exit Loan Counseling packet. You may complete the packet in lieu of the online tutorial.
If you are here in F-1 status (I-20), and have completed your degree requirements, you have 60 days from the day you complete your studies to do ONE of the following four things:
International students who require invitation letters for family or friends to attend the commencement ceremony must request that letter here.