Prospective graduates should read the following information carefully for a smooth degree conferral process. All degree and institutional requirements must be met prior to degree conferral. It is the student’s responsibility to know and meet all graduation requirements and deadlines. Prospective graduates are encouraged to meet with his/her advisor for a graduation audit to ensure that all program requirements are successfully met. Information to prepare for graduation and commencement is below, please review the Graduation Checklist for information including the review and conferral process.
Graduation Application and Fees
All students must file an application for degree conferral online with the Office of the Registrar, HGA 007, to become a candidate for graduation. Graduation applications should be filed a semester before the semester of program completion and by the Graduation Application Deadline.
Effective July 1, 2019, the Graduation Fee is $150. ALL students are assessed graduation fees which include expenses related to processing, graduation activities, commencement convocation, diploma, and academic regalia. In filing the application for degree conferral online, graduation fees are billed to the student's account for the semester in which the student is applying to graduate but must be paid prior to the student being cleared for graduation. Students may pay graduation fees at the Bursar's Office (HGA Room 018). For more information, please visit the Office of the Registrar, HGA Room 007.
To apply for graduation online:
If you have issues with the MYHSSU Student Portal or for technical assistance, please contact the IT Services HelpDesk at (314) 340-3327 or Helpdesk@hssu.edu.
Graduation Application Deadlines
Applications must be filed by the published Graduation Application Deadline, late applications will not be accepted. Graduation applications filed after the deadline will be processed for the next Degree Conferral date.
Spring 2020 Graduation Degree Conferral Date: May 16, 2020*
Summer 2020 Graduation Degree Conferral Date: August 14, 2020*
Fall 2020 Graduation Degree Conferral Date: December 12, 2020*
Spring 2021 Graduation Degree Conferral Date: May 8, 2021*
*The Degree Conferral date is subject to change without prior notice. Applications filed after the Graduation Application Deadline will be processed for the next degree conferral date.
In part of meeting institutional requirements, every candidate must file a Graduation Clearance Form during the semester of degree conferral to ensure all institutional obligations are met. Graduation Clearance Forms filed in prior semesters are not valid.
For graduation clearance, candidates must file the Graduation Clearance Form online and complete the clearance requirement outlined on the form. It is not necessary for candidates to visit each office unless the clearance requirement is not met or there are questions about the requirement. The Graduation Clearance Form must be filed online in order for each department to the candidates request for clearance.
The Graduation Clearance Form must be filed and clearance requirements met by the last day of instruction before the final exam period in the semester of graduation. All clearance requirements must be met before the degree can be conferred. Questions about the graduation clearance process should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.
To prepare for Graduation and Degree Conferral:
** With successful completion of all degree and institutional requirements, the degree conferral would be completed approximately one month after the graduation date. Upon conferral, students may verify the degree conferred and graduation date through MYHSSU - My Academic Profile tab - Academic Information.
To prepare for Commencement:
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