Educational Leadership students receiving a Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership or Specialist in Education in Educational Administration degree must apply for Graduation regardless of plans to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
Application may be made via PAWS. There is a $40.00 fee for the application. Students will be billed from the EIU Student Accounts Office (217-581-3715).
Specific questions about the Application for Graduation should be directed to Eastern's Graduate School at 217-581-2220 or to the Educational Leadership Department at 217-581-2919.
Deadlines to apply (or re-apply) for graduation are as follows:
Spring 2017 ... March 22, 2017
Summer 2017 ... June 28, 2017
Fall 2017 ... November 7, 2017
Spring 2018 ... March 21, 2018
Summer 2018 ... June 28, 2018
Click here for an example handout to guide students in completing the Application for Graduation process.
Commencement Ceremony Information (cap & gown rental, announcements, tickets, etc.)
Students wanting to apply for Illinois State Certification (Principal Endorsement or Superintendent Endorsement) must complete the following materials at http://www.eiu.edu/edadmin/statecertification.php.