Degree-seeking graduate students must apply for graduation; this application initiates the ordering of diplomas and the official review of the student's transcript to verify completion of all degree requirements. The deadlines for applying are the last working day of February (for Spring), June (for Summer), and September (for Fall). The application form is online and may be accessed via the student Appalnet account, for more information on the in the online application process visit: (www.graduate.appstate.edu/enrolled-students/graduation/graduation-app-online).
If qualified to apply for North Carolina Teacher Licensure, the candidate must also file an application for a teaching license. This form may be obtained from the Licensure Office in the Reich College of Education, and must be submitted with the appropriate fee to the Dean's Office in the Reich College of Education for submission to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Graduate students cannot graduate at the end of the academic term in which they were admitted nor at the end of a term in which they have not been registered. All graduate students must be enrolled in at least one hour of graduate credit during the academic term in which they graduate.
Students who apply to graduate and are not registered will be automatically enrolled in one hour of the appropriate graduate enrollment continuation course, GRD 5989/6989/7989. Other students who do not need access to Department or University resources other than the Library may seek permission from the Graduate School to enroll provided they have no program of study coursework remaining.