Applying for Graduation
Students nearing completion of the requirements for a graduate degree or certificate program must apply for graduation and pay the required graduation fee. This initiates a final audit of the student’s academic records by the Registrar’s Office and reserves an official embossed diploma or certificate. To apply for graduation and pay the graduation fee, students log on to MyBoiseState.edu in the Student Center and choose the Apply for Graduation option from the drop down box under Academics. This process should be completed no later than the deadline published in the academic calendar for the semester or summer session in which the student intends to complete the degree or certificate requirements. The month of the expected date of graduation is May for students finishing in the spring semester, August for students finishing in the summer session, and December for students finishing in the fall semester. Students who miss their expected date of graduation twice are placed on inactive status by the Registrar’s Office and are required to contact the Registrar’s Office before attempting to establish a new graduation date.
Candidates for graduate degrees are eligible to participate in commencement if cleared to do so by the Registrar’s Office. Students completing a graduate certificate program are not eligible to participate in commencement unless they are also candidates for a graduate degree and have been cleared for participation by the Registrar’s Office. Diplomas and certificates are mailed to recipients after satisfactory completion of a final degree audit of all program requirements by the Registrar’s Office.