Apply for Graduation

Application for Bachelor's Degree and/or Certificate

**For the Master's Degree application, visit the Graduate College.**

Apply for the semester in which you plan to satisfy all degree requirements. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to review your degree audit and address any questions or concerns about degree completion as soon as possible.

Application Deadlines

Applications must be submitted by the following dates:

Spring graduation: January 1 
Summer graduation: March 1
Fall graduation: August 1

Information For Degree Applicants

Final Degree Audit

Final degree audits are performed after all grades for the final semester are processed and sufficient time has passed for all other records such as academic forgiveness, grade changes, course substitutions, incomplete forms, official transcripts from other schools, capstone experiences, tests scores, etc., to be entered. All paperwork must be received in the Office of the Registrar no later than two weeks following the close of the semester in order for you to remain on the roster of graduating students for that term. Transcripts from other schools must be mailed directly to NSU. The actual date for this final deadline will be published in the commencement instructions each semester. If you have met all degree requirements, the degree will be conferred and posted to your transcript. You can check to see if your degree has been conferred by looking at your advising transcript via goNSU. If the conferral date field is populated, your degree has been conferred.


Diplomas are mailed approximately six weeks following the date of degree conferral. Diplomas will be mailed to the address on your graduation application. Any change of address for diplomas must be sent to the Associate Registrar: Programs and Degrees via email to

If you have not received your diploma 12 weeks after the end of the semester for which you applied for graduation,

  • Check your online transcript for a degree conferral date.
  • If conferred, check for any holds on your account that prevent release of your diploma.

If your degree has been conferred and you do not have a hold, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 918-444-2208 or





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