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 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

Fall 2020 Deadlines

Application opens:
January 27, 2020  

Last day to apply and have name in commencement program:  
October 30, 2020* 

Final day to apply:
December 10, 2020

*name will not appear in commencement program after this date

Spring 2021 Deadlines

Application opens:
August 24, 2020

Last day to apply and have name in commencement program:  
April 2, 2021* 

Final day to apply:
May 6, 2021

*name will not appear in commencement program after this date

Summer 2021 Deadlines

Application opens:
August 24, 2020

Last day to apply and have name in commencement program: 
April 2, 2021* 

Final day to apply:
August 3, 2021

*name will not appear in commencement program after this date