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Apply to Graduate

Graduate Students will apply for Graduation online through myUMBC. In addition to the online application, a supplemental application, required to order your diploma, will be sent to you via your UMBC email account.

The supplemental application allows you to specify how you would like your name to appear on your diploma, in the commencement program booklet and on your commencement card, which is read at the commencement ceremony. (Please note that the name you specify will be used for all three documents.)

The supplemental application also requests the address to which you would like your diploma mailed.

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Application Season

You may apply to graduate for the indicated term between the date window. The required supplemental application is due by the indicated date, and will be emailed to you after your formally apply for graduation.

August Graduation
Apply to Graduate: April 1 – June 15
Supplemental Application Due: June 30
December Graduation
Apply to Graduate: July 1 – September 15
Supplemental Application Due: September 30
May Graduation
Apply to Graduate: December 1 – February 15
Supplemental Application Due: March 1

The application process is not complete until the supplemental application is submitted by the above deadlines.

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Graduation Checklist

  1. Contact your Advisor and/or Graduate Program Director and review the courses that will be used to fulfill your degree requirements.
  2. Resolve any grades of “D”, “F”, or blank.
  3. Resolve any grade of “I” and “NG” if applied to any course needed toward degree.
  4. Your GPA must be 3.0 or above.
  5. Review your degree and program information and verify that it is correct.

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Instructions for Completing the Online Application for Graduation

  1. Log into myUMBC or go directly to the Online Graduation Application
  2. Click on Guide
  3. Click on Classes and Grades
  4. On the Classes and Grades Screen, click on Graduation Application
  5. Follow the Instructions on the screen

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Instructional Screenshots

The following images are screenshots of the process for your reference.

Access the Graduation Application through myUMBC


Pay special attention to the degree type and program name from which you are applying to graduate.

*If you are applying to receive a certificate/diploma that is not listed because you have not been formally admitted to that certificate/degree program, then you will need to complete either:

  • Application for Enrollment in a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program, or
  • Application for Enrollment in a Master’s Degree Program

These applications can also be found on the Student Forms section of our website.

Be sure to read and follow all the instructions.

Only one term will appear in the drop-down menu. If no term appears, then the window for applying to graduate is closed.

The confirmation screen will appear once the online application is complete.

You will receive a supplemental application via your UMBC email.

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