NAU Graduate College graduation
Graduation policy and requirements
All graduate students who wish to have their degree awarded from Northern Arizona University must submit a graduation application. NAU’s official graduation policy includes all pertinent information about students’ eligibility for applying for graduation, posting of degrees, and participation in commencement ceremonies.
|Expected Graduation Term||Recommended Date to Apply||Commencement|
Booklet Deadline Date*
|End of Term/Confer Date|
|Fall 2023||May 1, 2023||September 15, 2023||December 15, 2023|
|Winter 2023||May 1, 2023||September 15, 2023||January 12, 2024|
|Spring 2024||December 1, 2023||February 15, 2023||May 10, 2024|
|Summer 2024||December 1, 2023||February 15, 2023||August 6, 2024|
|Fall 2024||May 1, 2024||September 15, 2024||December 13, 2024|
|Winter 2024||May 1, 2024||September 15, 2024||January 10, 2025|
|Spring 2025||December 1, 2024||February 15, 2025||May 9, 2025|
|Summer 2025||December 1, 2024||February 15, 2025||August 5, 2025|
ALL degree requirements must be met by the End of Term/Confer Date deadline for a student to graduate in the given term. Visit the Registrar’s webpage for more information regarding deadlines.
*Final date to apply for graduation and have your name printed in the Commencement Booklet
The graduation application is facilitated through your LOUIE Student Center. Please view our Step-by-Step Guide on how to submit your application.
Graduation application fees
The NAU graduation application fee is $35.00 for each degree and/or certificate and will be charged to a student’s LOUIE Student Center once the application is submitted. If a student withdraws their application or if an application is denied due to deficiencies, the $35.00 fee will not be refunded. Additionally, the graduation fee will not be waived due to low income status or other circumstances.
Withdrawing your graduation application
NAU graduate students are unable to make changes to their graduation term once the graduation application has been submitted. Students may request their application to be withdrawn by contacting GradGraduation@nau.edu.
At the time of graduation, if you have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 or higher for all courses taken as a graduate student at Northern Arizona University, you will be recognized with the notation of “with distinction” on your transcript and diploma.
If you have an approved graduation application on file, you may request a letter of verification indicating that: “Fulfillment of degree requirements is in progress” or “Fulfillment of degree requirements are complete”. You may submit your request for a verification letter via email to GradGraduation@nau.edu.