Graduation Information

  • Applicants for both degrees and certificates are required to file a formal application for graduation prior to the deadline published in the academic calendar. The Admissions and Records Office checks for completion of all degree and certificate requirements and verifies eligibility.

    Submit the online graduation application to the Admissions and Records Office by the following deadlines:
    • February 15 for May (spring) graduation.
    • July 15 for August (summer) graduation.  *Summer 2014 graduation application deadline extended to July 31, 2014 - Apply now!
    • September 15 for December (fall) graduation. 


    Complete the Graduation Application and Cap & Gown form. You must submit the application online and there is no charge to apply.


    • There is no charge associated with applying to graduate (effective June 2013).  
    • There is no charge for cap and gown.


    • The commencement ceremony is held once each academic year in late May.
    • Summer, fall and spring graduates may attend.
    • This year's is Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD
      14900 Pennsylvania Avenue
      Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
      For directions and map:  


    Please e-mail