Congratulations! Now that you enrolled in the final semester of your study, you need to apply for graduation.
Please keep in mind that graduation is NOT automatic. It is your responsibility to notify the Registrar’s Office of your intent to graduate. To be considered for graduation, you must submit an “Application For Graduation Form” and a completed “Degree Audit Form.”
The graduation application package is available at the Registrar’s Office or you can download HERE.
Early application is encouraged to allow time for a complete record check prior to the student's enrolling for the last semester.
Follow the four steps
Please remember, in order to graduate from Virginia International University you must fulfill all Program, Academic, Financial, and University Requirements. All requirements will be verified by your School and the Registrar's Office. If you do not meet these requirements, you will not be awarded a degree. The university has a graduation appeals process to consider written appeals from students who do not meet all requirements.
In order to have your diploma/certificate issued, submit your completed graduation application by the following dates:
Students should meet the following minimum requirements to be qualified for a degree:
*Students who were admitted to the 2008-2009 or 2009-2010 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science will be required to complete minimum of 122 credits.
The fee for graduation is $100 dollars for both graduate and undergraduate. The fee for graduation is $50 for certificate students.
Records are sealed at graduation. No changes may be made to the academic record (transcript) after the degree has been awarded. All obligations whether academic or financial must be cleared before your records will be released.
Cancellation of Graduation Application
Students, who cancel their application or are cancelled by the Registrar’s Office, must reapply for graduation in order to be considered for a subsequent semester.
The commencement ceremony information, which includes instructions for purchasing a cap and gown, will be emailed to applicants by the Registrar’s Office sometime in early March. The commencement ceremony is held once a year, after the end of Spring semesters. Students who are graduating in the following summer but wish to “walk” in the same year of commencement must apply for a graduation by March 1st. Upon an approval of his or her school dean, the students will be allowed to “walk” in the spring commencement. However, the diploma will be issued after the completion of degree requirements.