You’ve come a long way seniors! As you enter the final stretch, with a degree in your sights, here is what you need to know.

Application for Graduation Deadlines:

Degree/Graduation Date
August 2017
December 2017
January 2018
May 2018
August 2018

Application Deadline
June 1, 2017
October 2, 2017
December 1, 2017
March 1, 2018
June 1, 2018

Use Your CAPP Report to Know You are on Track to Graduate

It is imperative that you review your CAPP Report, via your BannerWeb account, for details about your remaining graduation requirements. Your CAPP Report is the official record of your degree progress. You cannot earn a degree until all requirements show ‘Met’. If there are requirements on your CAPP Report that show ‘Not Met’ but you believe should be ‘Met’ seek assistance from your advisor, Academic Advising or the Registrar’s Office. ‘Not met’ requirements will prevent your degree from being awarded.

Graduation vs. Commencement…Know the Difference

Graduation and commencement are NOT the same thing. Graduation is the earning of your degree. PLU graduates students 4 times per year, August, December, January and May. Commencement is the celebration of your PLU experience. Participation in commencement does not indicate that a student has or will earn a degree from PLU.

Commencement Participation

PLU has one commencement ceremony. This ceremony is held at the end of the Spring term. Students must complete their degree in August ’17, December ’17 or January ’18 or be enrolled in their final classes in the Spring term 2018 to participate.*

*August 2018 candidates may petition to participate in the Spring 2018 ceremony by completing the online graduation application by the deadline for May candidates – March 1, 2018. The Registrar’s Office will evaluate the application to verify the student is on track or has a viable plan to graduate with an August degree date. Students on track will be forwarded to the Provost for final review and notified of their eligibility. Students who cannot complete their degree until Fall 2018 or later will not be allowed to participate.