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Graduation Clearance

Students who intend to graduate from and participate in a commencement ceremony at APU must complete a Graduation Application. The deadline for turning in the form is posted on the academic calendar.

For more information about the requirements, contact your Academic Records Specialist in the Office of Registrar located in the Student Services Center by emailing [email protected] or consult the university catalog.

Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement exercises are held at the end of the fall and spring semesters, in December and May. The university president, by the authority of the trustees and on recommendation of the faculty, confers the degrees.

Reference the academic catalog for the Participation in Commencement policy. 

Degree Posting

The university posts bachelor’s degrees five times each year, regardless of the specific date when all work is completed. All degree requirements must be met prior to the posting date. The five posting dates are at the end of the fall semester (approximately December 15), the end of the spring semester (approximately May 5), and the end of each of the three summer sessions (approximately June 5, July 10, and August 15). By petition, completed degrees may be posted on the 1st and the 15th of a month other than those listed above in this section. Once the degree is posted, the degree record is complete and final. It can be rescinded only in the case of substantiated error or fraud. A student may not add coursework to the posted degree in order to improve grade-point average or to add minors, concentrations or emphases.