Graduation Procedures

*The following information applies only to graduates of the School of Computing and Information. Students graduating for Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences must adhere to their deadlines and processes.

Graduate Application Procedures

Undergraduate

SCI Students

  • Instructions:
    • First, confirm that all of your majors, minors, and/or certificates are officially declared. Applications that note majors, minors, and/or certificates that are not declared will be denied.
    • Then, submit the Senior Survey to receive a link to the graduation application.
    • Your application will route to your Academic Advisor for review. You will receive a signed copy of your application once your advisor and the Academic Records Team process your application. The application copy will note either:
      • Approval pending successful completion of your final term, or
      • Denial, including notes on why the application was denied.
  • Notes:
    • Students are welcome, but not required, to schedule an appointment with their Academic Advisor before submitting their application for graduation.
    • Deadlines and associated late fees for SCI students are listed below.
    • Late applications will not be processed until all the late fee payment is received.
    • Students enrolled in majors and/or certificates outside of SCI must follow the processes and deadlines defined by the School offering the major or the minor. This means students completing a major or certificate in SCI and another School will be required to submit multiple graduation applications through separate campus offices.
Master's
  • SCI Students
    • Enroll in a minimum of one credit during the term in which they would like to graduate. If you are not enrolled in credits and have a valid and extenuating reason for this, you must submit a request for a Graduation Enrollment Waiver form.
    • Students should submit this survey to receive a link to the application for graduation. In addition to the application for graduation, please submit an Academic Advisement Report (for LIS students admitted prior to Fall 2019, please contact the ICDS department for the appropriate plan of study). Students must submit the completed application for graduation and Academic Advisement Report to the Records Office in person, by mail, or via email (scireg@pitt.edu) by the appropriate deadline.
    • Graduation terms for application for graduation:
      • Summer 2020: 2207
      • Fall 2020: 2211
      • Spring 2021: 2214
      • Summer 2021: 2217
    • No applications will be reviewed or processed until all necessary documents and late fees (if applicable) are submitted.
    • Deadlines and associated late fees for SCI students are listed below.
    • Master's students who are publishing an electronic thesis as a part of a degree requirement must also submit all materials outlined in the After You Defend section of the ETD website.
      • Note, every item listed must be completed by the school’s ETD and Paperwork deadline or your graduation will be postponed to the following term.
      • The ETD Approval Form contains a checklist for students to follow – only pages 1-2 of the ETD Approval Form need to be submitted; the checklist is for the use of the student only. This form should be sent for signatures via DocuSign, with a completed copy submitted to the ETD Coordinator (bml19@pitt.edu). If you do not have DocuSign access through the University, you may either create a free account or reach out to your department/program administrator for assistance.
      • To pay the ETD processing fee: 1) Email payments@pitt.edu with your name, student ID, and the fee amount. 2) The Student Payment Center will post the fee to PittPAY so you can pay it online. 3) PittPAY will email you a receipt that you can forward to the ETD Coordinator (bml19@pitt.edu).
  • A&S (MSCS or MS ISP) Students
Doctoral
  • SCI Students
    • Enroll in a minimum of one credit during the term in which they would like to graduate. If you are not enrolled in credits and have a valid and extenuating reason for this, you must submit a request for a Graduation Enrollment Waiver form.
    • Students should submit this survey to receive a link to the application for graduation. You must then submit the completed application to the Records Office in person, by mail, or via email (scireg@pitt.edu) and by the appropriate deadline.
    • Graduation terms for application for graduation:
      • Summer 2020: 2207
      • Fall 2020: 2211
      • Spring 2021: 2214
      • Summer 2021: 2217
    • No applications will be reviewed or processed until all necessary documents and late fees (if applicable) are submitted.
    • Plan a defense date early enough to complete dissertation corrections by the ETD and Paperwork deadline outlined below.
    • Submit all materials outlined in the After You Defend section of the ETD website.
      • Note, every item listed must be completed by the School’s ETD and Paperwork deadline or your graduation will be postponed to the following term.
      • The ETD Approval Form contains a checklist for students to follow – only pages 1-2 of the ETD Approval Form need to be submitted; the checklist is for the use of the student only. This form should be sent for signatures via DocuSign, with a completed copy submitted to the ETD Coordinator (bml19@pitt.edu). If you do not have DocuSign access through the University, you may either create a free account or reach out to your department/program administrator for assistance.
      • To pay the ETD processing fee: 1) Email payments@pitt.edu with your name, student ID, and the fee amount. 2) The Student Payment Center will post the fee to PittPAY so you can pay it online. 3) PittPAY will email you a receipt that you can forward to the ETD Coordinator (bml19@pitt.edu).
    • Additionally, doctoral students should review their degree progress with their advisor or their department/program’s Graduate Administrator.
      • Students in CS PhD program should refer to the PhD in CS Checklist before reaching out to the CS Graduate Administrator.
  • A&S Students
Graduate Certificate
  • Students should submit this survey to receive a link to the Application for Graduation. You must then submit the completed application to the Records Office (scireg@pitt.edu) by the appropriate deadline.
  • Graduation terms for Application for Graduation:
    • Summer 2020: 2207
    • Fall 2020: 2211
    • Spring 2021: 2214
    • Summer 2021: 2217

Deadlines

Forms must be submitted no later than 12:00 pm EST

Failure to meet deadlines will result in your graduation being delayed to the next academic term. Acceptable late fee payments: Check or money order only, made out to the University of Pittsburgh. Late fees are non-negotiable.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

The follow information relates to graduation deadlines per term and any associated late fees a student may incur.

Fall 2020 – December (Graduation Term: 2211)

If your graduation application is submitted:

  • January 17 – Sept 15 at Noon: No late fee
  • Sept 15 at 12:01PM – Sept 30 at Noon: Late fee currently suspended
  • Sept 30 at 12:01PM- Nov 2 at Noon: Late fee currently suspended
  • Nov 2 at 12:01PM – Dec 3 at Noon: Late fee currently suspended

Spring 2021 – April (Graduation Term: 2214)

If your graduation application is submitted:

  • October 28 – January 27 at Noon: No late fee
  • January 27 at 12:01pm – March 5 at Noon: Late fee currently suspended
  • March 5 at 12:01pm – March 26 at Noon: Late fee currently suspended
  • March 26 at 12:01 pm – April 1 at Noon: Late fee currently suspended

Graduate Application Deadlines

The follow information relates to graduation deadlines per term and any associated late fees a student may incur.

FALL 2020 – DECEMBER (Graduation Term: 2211)

If your graduation application is submitted:

  • July 31 – Sept 15 at Noon: No late fee
  • Sept 15 at 12:01pm – Sept 30 at Noon: Late fee currently suspended
  • Sept 30 at 12:01pm – Nov 2 at Noon: Late fee currently suspended
  • Nov 2 at 12:01pm – Dec 3 at Noon: Late fee currently suspended

Thesis and Dissertation Authors only: ETD and paperwork deadline is December 2, 2020.

SPRING 2021 – APRIL (Graduation Term: 2214)

If your graduation application is submitted:

  • January 4 – January 27 at Noon: No late fee
  • January 27 at 12:01pm – March 5 at Noon: Late fee currently suspended
  • March 5 at 12:01pm – March 26 at Noon: Late fee currently suspended
  • March 26 at 12:01pm – April 1 at Noon: Late fee currently suspended

 

Electronic and Thesis Dissertation Deadlines

For thesis and dissertation authors only. Submit all materials outlined in the After You Defend section of the ETD website by the following deadlines:

  • Fall 2020 - December 2
  • Spring 2021 - April 27