Each candidate for a degree must submit both, a written application and a completed graduate application questionnaire, accompanied by the $56.00 graduation fee, in the Registrar's Office. All documentation and official transcripts of transferred credits must be on file in the Registrar's Office at the time an application is submitted. SVSU graduates students two times a year, at the end of fall semester (December Commencement) and at the end of winter semester (May Commencement). Fall applications are accepted beginning with the first Fall registration. Winter applications are accepted beginning with the first Winter registration. Consult the registration and semester calendars for application deadlines.
If a degree audit indicates that a candidate is not ready to graduate, the candidate is not eligible for commencement and the application is made inactive. Late applications or missing documentation may cause the candidate to be moved to a later graduation date.