Students nearing the end of their degree program must complete the Application for Degree form in the Student Portal.
DEGREE APPLICATION INFORMATION
The Application for Degree is an online form accessible in the student portal that must be filled out and submitted toward the end of your degree program. Students must complete a degree application form in the student portal by the appropriate deadline, following the instructions below.
DEADLINES TO SUBMIT DEGREE APPLICATION:
-If you will complete your degree in March 2019 or in June 2019 (at the end of winter quarter or spring quarter 2019), you must complete the electronic degree application form in your student portal no later than December 30, 2018.
-If you will complete your degree in September 2019 (at the end of summer quarter 2019), you must complete the electronic degree application form in your student portal no later than March 30, 2019.
-If you will complete your degree in December 2019 (at the end of fall quarter 2019), you must complete the electronic degree application form in your student portal no later than May 30, 2019.
-If you have missed your degree application deadline, contact your advisor.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE ONLINE DEGREE APPLICATION:
-In your student portal, you will see a menu item in the left column called My Forms. You will click this link to access the online degree application (Application for Degree form).
-Type your name exactly as you'd like it to appear on your diploma.
-Choose your advisor from the drop-down list.
-Choose your degree program (check your student portal transcript for your exact degree type).
-Choose the graduation date that reflects when you will complete your degree requirements (the end of your final quarter). Options for ADP students to complete their degrees are March, June, September, or December, since ADP is on the quarter system.
-Note that your graduation date/date of degree completion is not the same as the date of the graduation ceremony (Commencement). Two ceremonies are held each year. The May ceremony is open to students who complete their degrees in March or June. The December ceremony is open to students who complete their degrees in September or December. It is not required to walk in the ceremony, but participation is encouraged to celebrate the culmination of your time in the School of Accelerated Degree Programs.
Once your degree application has been approved, your student account will list the $125 graduation fee. This is a flat fee for all Lindenwood University students and does not reflect whether or not you plan to walk in the graduation ceremony. Contact the Business Office with any questions.