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To start the graduation process, you must inform the University of your intent to graduate in a specific term by submitting an online Application for Degree to the Office of the Registrar—whether or not you intend to participate in Commencement. You must apply prior to the degree date in that term to qualify for graduation.

Note that there is a difference between participating in Commencement and graduating from LMU. Although you may be eligible to participate in the ceremony, you are not considered to have graduated until you have fulfilled all degree requirements and your degree is posted on your transcript. The filing of the Application for Degree is only one of several degree requirements and does not guarantee a degree will be awarded.

You are strongly encouraged to apply for degree as soon as possible after registering for your degree term. If you have two or more majors, submit one Application for Degree, indicating each major on the single form. However, if you are earning two degrees, submit two separate applications, one for each degree. Students who complete an additional degree in a subsequent academic year may participate in that subsequent Commencement ceremony. Applications will not be accepted for a given term after the degree date.

Although you may apply for graduation with unmet requirements on your CAPP report, you must resolve these issues before the degree date. Otherwise, your degree will be cancelled.

Degree Conferral Date
Filing Deadline
May 7 or 8, 2016   Friday, January 15, 2016
Students must apply by this date to be considered for department and university awards.
August 31, 2016   Friday, July 1, 2016
December 31, 2016   Friday, September 2, 2016

Graduation Process

Commencement 2016

Degree Awarding and Cancellation