Graduation

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Appalachian State University! 

It is important to keep in mind that graduation is not synonymous with walking in the Commencement Ceremony. While the ceremony is an important representation of the completion of your academic career, the actual process of clearing a student to graduate and awarding their degree is separate.

Students who do not submit an application for graduation will not have their degree awarded and will not receive a diploma.

The entire Appalachian community takes great pride in your achievements, and it is our sincere hope that you will plan to participate in the Commencement Ceremony so we can recognize your hard work and success.

Please visit Appalachian’s Commencement site for the latest ceremony details and information for visitors.  

Apply to Graduate

Apply to Graduate

View detailed instructions on submitting your official application for graduation


Apply to Graduate

Spring 2022 Deadlines

Application opens:
August 24, 2021

Last day to apply to graduate and be included in the May Commencement ceremony:
April 1, 2022

Final day to apply:
May 5, 2022

Summer 2022 Deadlines

Application opens:
August 24, 2021

Last day to apply to graduate and be included in the May Commencement ceremony. The May ceremony is to celebrate BOTH May and August graduates:
April 1, 2022 

Final day to apply:
August 4, 2022

Fall 2021 Deadlines

Application opens:
January 26, 2021

Last day to apply to graduate and be included in the December Commencement ceremony:
November 1, 2021 

Final day to apply:
December 9, 2021