Graduation

A graduate fixes their cap at Commencement

Commencement Event Information

Looking for event-specific information about Commencement? Visit the Commencement website.

Important Dates

Conferral Dates

Spring 2023May 25, 2023
Summer 2023August 25, 2023
Fall 2023December 29, 2023

Submission Deadlines for Application for Graduation

Spring 2023February 5, 2023
Summer 2023July 16, 2023
Fall 2023October 15, 2023

*Your school may have pre-graduation processes and deadlines that precede the above deadlines to apply for graduation.

Reviewing Your Degree Information

Communications

In case you missed it: Here are some communications sent to expected to graduate students from the Office of the Registrar-Homewood, AAP and EP Schools.

Friday, December 16, 2022- PDF Document: JHU-Expected to Graduate-Fall 2022

If you are expecting to graduate within the next six months, you should review your self-service degree information.

  • Ensure your legal full name is accurate. If you would like to update your legal name (including a middle initial/name), please complete an Identity Management form.
  • If you wish to have your chosen name printed on your diploma, please update at myJH. Then open a SEAM case to make the request.
  • Ensure your diploma address is accurate no later than the date of conferral for the term in which you are graduating. Diplomas mailed to an incorrect address will require the student to order a replacement at a cost.

Undergraduate Students

Summer applicants must apply via paper application in the AS or EN advising office.

  • Is your name spelled correctly in SIS?
  • Are you applying for the degree you think you are?
  • Is your major(s) listed correctly? All of your majors should be listed.
  • Is your minor(s) listed correctly? Minors are not printed on your diploma; however, they are noted on your official transcript.
  • If anything about your degree information does not agree with your degree intention contact your academic advisor immediately prior to applying to graduate.

Graduate Students

  • Is your name spelled correctly in SIS?
  • Are you applying for the degree you think you are?
  • Is your department listed correctly?
  • Ph.D. candidates only: View further information regarding Graduate or Doctoral Board degree completion lists and deadlines.
  • Engineering master’s candidates only: View further information regarding department-specific certification form deadlines.
  • When a student’s degree requirement materials are received after the deadlines listed above, the student will be placed on the next semester’s degree completion list.
  • If anything about your degree information does not agree with your degree intention department coordinator immediately prior to applying to graduate.

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP)

Visit the Advanced Academic Programs website for AAP graduation information.

If anything about your degree information does not agree with your degree intention, contact your divisional office immediately prior to applying to graduate.

Engineering for Professionals (EP)

Visit the Engineering for Professionals website for EP graduation information.

If anything about your degree information does not agree with your degree intention contact your divisional office immediately prior to applying to graduate.

Applying to Graduate

Follow the directions below to complete your graduation application prior to the deadline.

Note: Some Masters degree candidates may not be able to apply online for graduation; therefore you must complete a paper application available from your department or at the Office of the Registrar-Homewood Schools (KSAS & WSE).

  1. Log into your SIS account.
  2. Select the “Registration” menu.
  3. Choose “Program of Study” from the drop down.
  4. Click Apply to Graduate”.
  5. Complete all required fields* and click “Submit”.
  6. Print a copy of the application for your record and/or advisor.

*Please use the most current mailing and email address as this will be where you receive all commencement information. Your diploma will be mailed to the diploma address in SIS.

Note: Once the deadline to apply has passed the option to choose the correct completion term will no longer be available in SIS. After the deadline date, late applications to graduate will need to be completed using the paper application form (follow your Academic Advising office instructions).

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I update my name?

Complete an Identity Management Form in SIS to update your legal name. To update your chosen name, please visit myJH.

How do I phonetically spell my name?

It is important to enter non-common names as this is what the reader at the Commencement ceremony will use to pronounce your name on stage.

EXAMPLES

pat ă
paw ăh
pay ā
pet ĕ
bee ēē
pit ĭ
pie ī
pot ŏ
toe ō
noise oi
boot ōō
cut ŭ

Why is there an application deadline?

Application deadlines are set to allow advising to clear graduates in a timely manner and for the Office of the Registrar to process conferrals efficiently. Once the deadline to apply has passed the option to choose the correct completion term will no longer be available in SIS. Late applications to graduate will need to be completed using a paper application form. Late applications may delay receipt of your e-diploma and/or paper diploma.

Can I update my address after I applied to graduate?

You can update your diploma address in SIS up until the date of conferral for the term in which you are graduating. If you are unable to update in SIS, please contact SEAM. Diploma address changes made after the date of conferral may delay receipt of your e-diploma and/or paper diploma.

Can I pick-up my diploma?

Diplomas are mailed to the diploma address provided on the application, approximately 6-8 weeks after the conferral date. Delivery dates vary based on domestic or international couriers. The diploma will be mailed directly from our vendor. We will not be able to provide tracking information. However, if you do not receive your diploma after two (2) months from the conferral date, please contact us through SEAM.

I can’t apply online. Why?

  • You may have missed the deadline to apply. After the deadline date, late applications to graduate must be completed using the paper application form (follow your Academic Advising office instructions). Late applications may delay receipt of your e-diploma and/or paper diploma.
  • Some master’s degree candidates may not be able to apply online for graduation; therefore you must complete a paper application available from your department.
  • If you are an undergraduate student applying for summer graduation, you must submit a paper application with your Advising Office.