Applying for Graduation
Once you have accumulated 90 semester hours, you should apply for graduation. This can be done through PAWS. From the Main Menu, click on the Student link, and then you will see the link to Apply for Graduation. You will notice a reminder of your graduation application status in your degree audit.
Students who neglect to apply for graduation prior to the deadline will not be graduated, even if all degree requirements have been met. Check the academic calendar from the University homepage to find the deadline for graduation application.
If you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony, please visit the Commencement website early in your graduating semester to find specific information on how to order your cap and gown, pick up guest tickets, and other important information. The Commencement website can be viewed at http://www.eiu.edu/commence/.