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.
Commencement Commencement is the public ceremony celebrating academic accomplishments.
|Graduation Term||Application Deadline||End of Term/Confer Date|
|Fall 2017||May 1, 2017||December 15, 2017|
|Winter 2017||May 1, 2017||January 6, 2018|
|Spring 2018||December 1, 2017||May 11, 2018|
|Summer 2018||December 1, 2017||August 7, 2018|
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 Students may request their application to be withdrawn by contacting GradGraduation@nau.edu.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.