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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.
Please consult your respective Dean of the 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. Only candidates with official University clearance by both the respective Dean 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.
COAS Graduation Forum Presentation
COAS Graduation Preclearance InformationThis presentation is specifically designed for COAS students to understand the clearance process.
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. 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. You must complete preclearance to apply on bisonweb.
Fall Graduates are students who will be completing their degree requirements/ all courses at the end of this semester (November).
Fall Graduates Preclearance Period:
September 10th-November 6th, 2020
Spring Graduates are students who will be completing their degree requirements/ all courses at the end of Spring Semester(May).
Preclearance for Spring: dates December 2020 - April 2021 Do not complete the fall preclearance if you are a spring graduate.Apply for Preclearance