Checklist for Graduation

Apply for the degree through MavLINK on or before the deadline. Information can be found at


Fall 2016

Spring 2017 

Summer 2017

Last day for filing an application for degree to be conferred

October 21

March 10

July 7

Last day to submit comprehensive examination results, all Incomplete (I) and In progress (IP) grades from previous terms, and final copies of thesis, thesis-equivalent projects, Eds field projects and dissertations

December 1

April 20

August 11

  • If you apply for graduation and will not complete all of the requirements for the degree, please notify the Office of Graduate Studies. You must REAPPLY to graduate in a future term; no additional fee is charged.
  • Order a cap, gown, and hood from the UNO Bookstore. Contact the Bookstore at (402) 554-2336 for deadlines.
  • The following requirements must be in the Office of Graduate Studies 12 working days prior to commencement:
    • Comprehensive Examination Results. (Contact individual Departments/Schools for procedures to take the exams).
    • All Incomplete (I) and In Progress (IP) grades from previous terms must be completed and the grades submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies.
    • Submit thesis, thesis-equivalent project, EdS field project or dissertation.
    • Your graduation file must be in complete order with the exception of grades for current enrollments. Final responsibility rests with you, the graduate student, to check with your advisor and the Office of Graduate Studies to be sure all requirements are met.NOTE: If the above items are not completed by this date, students will NOT be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony.
  • Pay all fees and fines and satisfy all obligations to the University.
  • If you are currently enrolled in courses which are a part of your plan of study, you must maintain enrollment to be eligible for graduation. A grade for any current enrollment must be received by the Registrar's Office no later than the close of business on the 15th day following the date of commencement.