Graduation Process for All Students

Apply to Graduate

Students must apply to graduate within MaineStreet in order for the degree to be awarded.  Follow the navigation instructions provided by the Office of Student Records.

Check in with your Department

Verify that you will meet all the deadlines for final papers, projects, or other requirements (i.e. the Responsible Conduct of Research requirement if applicable).

Be Registered for at Least One (1) Credit 

All students must be registered in the semester of graduation.

Submit an Updated Final Program of Study

Submit a final program of study if there  have been significant changes in the courses you have taken.  This includes courses to be transferred into your program.

Fulfill the Thesis/Dissertation Requirements 
(*If Applicable)

Schedule your defense and submit a tentative and final thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School.

*Learn more and access necessary forms

Additional Forms for Doctoral Students

All doctoral students must complete and submit the Survey of Earned Doctorates.

Completion of Requirements

Communicate with your graduate coordinator and advisor to be sure that you have completed all of the requirements for your degree.  The graduate coordinator must complete the Completion of Requirements form.

Transcripts & Diplomas

Once the Graduate School staff has received an updated Program of Study, the Completion of Requirements, and final thesis (if applicable), they will audit the student record. Transcripts and diplomas are issued from the Office of Student Records.

If a transcript showing the degree conferred is required for employment or another academic institution, indicate as such when requesting through MaineStreet.