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Degree Application

It is the student’s responsibility to file an application for the degree at the appropriate time. For spring graduation, the deadline is the fourth Monday of November. For summer graduation, the deadline is February 15. For degrees awarded in winter, the deadline is the second Monday of July. The graduation fee is $200. An additional fee of $25 is assessed for late applications. Late applications may be accepted until the deadline of the next graduation; however only those applications filed by the dates given can be guaranteed processing in time for the next conferral of degrees.

Once the application has been submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies, a degree audit will be completed. The student will be informed in writing of the status of their application and any remaining degree requirements.

Log onto your Banner Student Profile ( to Apply for Graduation under the Additional Links. Please read the application’s directions carefully, and choose your graduation term based on when you will be taking your last class. You can only submit the application once.

Please contact Terry Bradley ( when you submit your application.



John Carroll University conducts a formal Commencement ceremony each year in May. Students wishing to participate in the ceremony must complete a Graduation application by the date noted in the Graduate Studies Bulletin and on the University Calendar. If students are required to submit a thesis, essay, or project and/or take a comprehensive examination as part of the degree requirements should also note the deadlines for completion. Graduate students who will complete degree requirements in the summer and who wish to participate in the May commencement exercise must meet the following conditions:

  • Students who have not completed the essay, thesis, or project (but who have completed all course requirements) must submit a petition signed by their academic advisor stating that the thesis, essay, or project will be completed by the deadline established by the Graduate Studies office for summer graduation.

For more information, please visit the Commencement website.

May 18, 2019

  • Application Deadline- November 26, 2018
  • Thesis, essay, or project deadline- April 8, 2019
  • Comps/Oral Defense deadline – April 15, 2019

August 31, 2019

  • Application Deadline- February 15, 2019
  • Thesis, essay, or project deadline – July 29, 2019
  • Comps/Oral Defense deadline – August 5, 2019

January 15, 2020

  • Application Deadline – July 8, 2019
  • Thesis, essay, or project deadline- November 18, 2019
  • Comps/Oral Defense deadline- November 25, 2019