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EIU Master of Sciences in College Student Affairs

Graduation

For a list of requirements students in the Clinical and School counseling programs must meet in order to apply for graduation, please view this HANDOUT (doc) on graduation requirements.

Do you think you're ready to graduate? Look at this website for information on how to apply, including deadlines and cap and gown information. http://eiu.edu/~registra/graduation.php

PROCEDURES TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES BY EXCEPTION Commencement ceremonies are offered at the conclusion of the fall and spring terms only. Participation in a ceremony does not signify completion of a degree.

Requests to participate in a commencement ceremony by exception may be granted according to the following guidelines: a) Students able to complete all degree requirements by the end of a summer term may be granted permission to participate in the preceding spring's commencement ceremony. b) Students with only student teaching, internship or practicum to be completed may be granted permission to participate in the commencement ceremony preceding their final term.

Procedures: Complete a standard graduation application for the term in which you will complete all degree requirements. Complete the Request for Participation in Commencement by Exception form prior to the deadline specific to the semester in which the earlier ceremony will take place.

To submit a form online, please visit the following website:http://www.eiu.edu/graduate/exceptionality.php

Forms are also available online to download and submit via mail at http://castle.eiu.edu/~acaffair/Forms/CommencementByExceptionality.pdf

Or check with your respective college.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall 2017 - November 7, 2017
  • Spring 2018 - March 21, 2018
  • Summer 2018 - June 27, 2018

Completed forms must be returned to the appropriate college/school. Students approved for participation in an earlier ceremony should access the Commencement Office Web site (http://www.eiu.edu/~commence) for related commencement activities. Students should direct commencement questions to the appropriate certification officer.

STANDARD COMMENCEMENT AND DEADLINES Commencement ceremonies are offered at the conclusion of the fall and spring terms. There is no summer term commencement ceremony. The standard commencement ceremony in which a student may participate is the ceremony at the conclusion of the term when all degree requirements are completed or a term of choice after all degree requirements are completed.

Application for Graduation through PAWS

Completed forms must be returned to the appropriate college or school. Forms and information specific to each term are available at the Office of the Registrar.

Participation in a commencement ceremony does not signify completion of a degree. No student will be certified for graduation and awarded a degree and diploma until the appropriate certifying dean has provided the Office of the Registrar with official verification of the completion of all degree requirements.

Students approved for participation in an earlier ceremony should access the Commencement Office Web site: http://www.eiu.edu/~commence for related commencement activities.

Students should direct commencement questions to the appropriate certification officer, commencement@eiu.edu or 217-581-6616.

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