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Information for

COAS Graduation Clearance


Clearance for graduation is the process of completing and fulfilling all academic and financial requirements established by the University. Each candidate is personally responsible for obtaining academic and financial clearance prior to graduation.


College Of Arts and Science(COAS) Graduation Clearance Guide



Please consult your respective major department advisors in your School or College to determine if you have met all academic requirements. For financial clearance, you must report to the Office of the Bursar to settle your account. Per the University Policy:

“Students will be eligible to participate in commencement and recognition ceremonies only if they have successfully completed all degree requirements and fulfilled all financial obligations to the University for graduation. There are no exceptions to this policy.”

Only candidates with official University clearance by both the respective School or College and the Office of the Bursar will be approved to receive the academic costume and to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

All graduation clearance questions should be directed to the respective Schools and Colleges graduation clearance coordinators. 

Graduation Resources

COAS Graduation Forum Presentation

COAS Graduation Preclearance Information

This presentation is specifically designed for COAS students to understand the clearance process.

Preclearance Application

There is no need for an academic planning session because planning is over. It's now time to apply for preclearance. During preclearance, your degree works is reviewed for the possibility of graduating for that semester. COAS Graduating Seniors who submit for preclearance receive a confirmation email of approval to apply on Bisonweb. If you are sent a denial, those students will be given instructions on fixing the issue or meeting with an advisor. COAS Undergraduate Prospective Graduates must complete preclearance to apply on bisonweb.

Preclearance should be completed for the semester in which you will complete ALL course requirements.

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