Graduation Application Instructions

All students complete their graduation application in AppalNet.

For additional graduation information for graduate students, including important dates and deadlines as well as graduation audits, please visit the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies website.

Graduation Application Instructions

  1. 'Self-Service' tab 
    Log into Appalnet and select the Self Service tab graphic

  2. 'Student' tab
    Once logged into AppalNet Self Service, select the Student tab

  3. 'Student Records' link
    Under the student tab, select Student Records

  4. 'Apply to Graduate' link
    Under Student Records, select Apply to Graduate

  5. Update your post graduation contact informationPost Graduation Contact Information

  6. Select your most recent term of enrollment
    If you are currently enrolled, select the current academic term. If not currently enrolled, select the most recent term of enrollment. (NOTE: You will select your graduation term in a future step.)
    Select your most recent term of enrollment.

  7. Select the curriculum for which you are applying to graduate
    If you are completing multiple programs (e.g., double major, double/dual degree, or degree plus a certificate), you must submit separate applications for each program of study you will be completing.
    Graduation Application

  8. Select your term of graduation
    This is the term in which you will have officially completed ALL requirements for graduation, including internships, student teaching, etc. For example, if you are taking summer classes to complete your degree requirements, select Second Summer as your graduation term. If you will complete all requirements in Fall, then select the Term: Fall.  NOTE: Your term of graduation may be different from the term in which you will participate in commencement! Select as your graduation term the semester in which all program requirements will be met.  
    Select your term of graduation

  9. Select whether you are planning to participate in commencement
    Select the response that best fits your plans at this time. If you are uncertain, please select Undecided. This choice will not restrict you from attending commencement should your plans change.  
    Next you will notify us whether you are planning to participate in commencement

  10. Select how you would like your name printed on your diploma
    From the drop-down menu, select a name for your diploma. On the next page you are able to edit the first name, middle name and suffix only and may elect to use a chosen name as part of App State’s chosen first name initiative.

    The name you enter on your graduation application will be printed on your diploma; printed on your Marching Order Card; announced and displayed at the commencement ceremonies; and published on university websites including the Commencement site and the Office of the Registrar’s Degrees Awarded page.

     If your legal name (as it appears in Banner) is inaccurate and you wish to have it corrected, please complete and submit the Statement of Identity Form found on our forms page. A copy of your Social Security Card will be required for verification of the name change.
    Legal Name Displayed

  11. Edit the First name, Middle name, and suffix you would like printed on your diploma
    Diploma Name Selection

  12. Choose the address to which you would like your diploma mailed or add a new address
    Physical mailing addresses only - diplomas cannot be shipped to PO Boxes or campus address. Diplomas will be mailed approximately 12 weeks after graduation. Please provide a diploma mailing address that reflects where you will be living at that time. 
    Choose the address to which you would like your diploma mailed

  13. Add or confirm the address you would like your diploma mailed
    Add or confirm the address you would like your diploma mailed

  14. Review the information on the Graduation Application Review page to ensure all information is correct 
    Review the information on the Graduation Application Review page to ensure all information is correct

  15. Select 'Submit Request'  once you have confirmed all information is correct
    If your application was successfully submitted, you should receive a message notifying you the application has been completed.  

Failure to submit the correct information by the application deadline will result in you not being awarded your degree in the specified term. 

If you need to change any information regarding your major, minor, or concentration do so before submitting your application for graduation by contacting your Dean's office.