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Graduation Application Instructions

Make sure that you apply for graduation on time.

You must have a current ecclesiastical endorsement and be enrolled in a degree seeking program in order to graduate.

If you do not graduate within 8 years of your first enrollment at BYU, you may be required to do additional work in your major and GE program.

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Step 1: Create Graduation Application

Using the drop-down box, select the graduation (e.g. April 20XX) that you’re applying for. Then click on the “Create Graduation Application” link.

create graduation application

Once you have selected the “Create Graduation Application” link, a new screen will open in your browser.

Step 2: Confirm Graduation Date

confirm graduation date

The screen that pops up will display the graduation date that you selected on the previous screen. If this is wrong, you have the chance to correct it. 

Application Status Meanings (as displayed in the “Current Status” field):

  • New – No application submitted to the advisement center for acceptance
  • Submitted to Advisement Center – Application submitted to the primary major advisement center for acceptance
  • Submitted to Education Advisement Center – Application has been approved by the primary major advisement center and is waiting for acceptance by the education advisement center (Teacher licensure majors only)
  • Inactive – The application has expired and is no longer valid
    • Note: If your Current status is “Inactive”, you must choose a new date from the drop-down. Failing to change it will cause your degree to not be awarded.
  • Completed – A degree has posted for this application

Step 3: Graduation Fee

pay graduation fee
All students applying for graduation must pay a one-time $15.00 graduation fee. This is charged to your student account when your graduation application is submitted.

Step 4: Diploma Name

enter diploma name

Here you can type your name exactly as you want it to appear on your diploma. The graduation application displays what is currently on your BYU record. If you have special characters in your name, such as diacritical marks, please check the box “my name needs special characters” and inform BYU Graduation Services (B-150 ASB, graduation@byu.edu).

Please note: legal names, names closely resembling legal names, or legitimate nicknames may be used. These names may also be placed in quotes and/or parenthesis. The university registrar reserves the right to deny any inappropriate names. Do not use all caps

Step 5: Mailing Address

enter mailing address

Here you verify the mailing address where you’ll receive your diploma. Please make sure it’s correct to ensure you receive your diploma.

Step 6: Honors Thesis (optional)

enter honors thesis information

If you participated in the University Honors Program, click “I am doing an honors thesis”.

Step 7: Submit Application

submit application

Once you have filled out all appropriate information, select the “submit application” link. You will be asked to confirm your submission and the $15.00 application fee.

After you submit your application, you must meet with your college advisement center to finish the application process. 

You will receive an e-mail indicating that your application has been submitted to your college advisement center.  The e-mail will include important information regarding your graduation application. You can return to the application to see updates on your application status.