- First, students must confirm that all of your majors, minors, specializations, and/or certificates are officially declared. Applications that note majors, minors, areas of concentration and/or certificates are officially declared that are not declared will be denied.
- Tip: Visit the Self Service/Student Center or run the Academic Advisement Report in the student information system (access in my.pitt.edu) to see a list of your declared majors, minors, specializations, and/or certificates.
- Then, submit the Graduation Survey to receive a link to the graduation application.
- Your department (graduate students) or academic advisor (undergraduate students) will review your application and academic record for potential graduation roadblocks. After the initial review is complete, you will receive a signed copy of 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.
- 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.
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. These must be delivered to the SCI Dean’s Office c/o Academic Records. Late fees are non-negotiable.
Submission period begins May 3, 2021. If your graduation application is submitted by:
- May 3 – May 28 at Noon: No late fee
- May 28 at 12:01pm – July 1 at Noon: Late fee currently suspended
- July 1 at 12:01pm – July 18 at Noon: Late fee currently suspended
- July 18 at 12:01 pm – August 3 at Noon: Late fee currently suspended
Applications submitted after 12:00 pm EST on August 3 will be denied.
Fall – December 2021
Submission period begins August 9, 2021. If your graduation application is submitted by:
- TBD: No late fee
- TBD at 12:01PM – TBD at Noon: $15 fee
- TBD at 12:01PM- TBD at Noon: $25 fee
- TBD at 12:01PM – TBD at Noon: $35 fee
Applications submitted after 12:00 pm EST on TBD will be denied.
Spring – April 2022
Submission period begins January 5, 2022. Detailed deadlines are TBD.
Graduate 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.
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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:
Electronic Thesis and 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 2021 – TBD
- Spring 2021 – April 27
- Summer 2021 – August 3