*The following information applies ONLY to graduates of the School of Computing and Information. Students graduating for Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences must adhere to their deadlines and processes.


Graduation Application Procedures

All Undergraduates

  • SCI Students:
    1. Students must schedule an appointment with their Academic Advisor in order to submit the Application for Graduation.
    2. Students should submit this survey to receive a link to the Application for Graduation – You must indicate any and all majors, minors, or certificates on page 3 of the application. In addition to the Application for Graduation, students must submit an Academic Advisement Report.
      • Graduation terms for Application for Graduation:
        • Summer 2020: 2207
        • Fall 2020: 2211
        • Spring 2021: 2214
        • Summer 2021: 2217
    3. DEADLINES and associated late fees for SCI students are listed below.
    4. No applications will be reviewed or processed until all necessary documents and late fees (if applicable) are submitted.
  • A&S Students:
    • To obtain your graduation application packet, visit 140 Thackeray Hall.
    • DEADLINES and associated late fees for A&S undergraduate students are published by A&S Records (A&S Web site under “Announcements”)

Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)

  1. Students should submit this survey to receive a link to the Application for Graduation. You must then submit the completed application to the Records Office by the appropriate deadline.
    • Graduation terms for Application for Graduation:
      • Summer 2020: 2207
      • Fall 2020: 2211
      • Spring 2021: 2214
      • Summer 2021: 2217

Masters Students

Requirements for SCI Masters Students:

    1. Enroll in a minimum of one credit during the term in which they would like to graduate. If you are not enrolled in credits and have a valid and extenuating reason for this, you must submit the request for a Graduation Enrollment Waiver form.
    2. Students should submit this survey to receive a link to the Application for Graduation. In addition to the Application for Graduation, please submit an Academic Advisement Report (for LIS students admitted prior to Fall 2019, please contact the ICDS department for the appropriate plan of study). Students must submit the completed Application for Graduation and Academic Advisement Report to the Records Office in person, via mail, or email by the appropriate deadline.
      • Graduation terms for Application for Graduation:
        • Summer 2020: 2207
        • Fall 2020: 2211
        • Spring 2021: 2214
        • Summer 2021: 2217
    3. No applications will be reviewed or processed until all necessary documents and late fees (if applicable) are submitted.
    4. DEADLINES and associated late fees for SCI students are listed below.
    5. Masters students who are publishing an electronic thesis as a part of a degree requirement must also submit all materials outlined in the After You Defend section of the ETD website.
      • Note, EVERY item listed must be completed by the School’s ETD and Paperwork deadline or your graduation will be postponed to the following term.
      • The ETD Approval Form contains a checklist for students to follow – only pages 1-2 of the ETD Approval Form need to be submitted; the checklist is for the use of the student only. This form should be sent for signatures via DocuSign, with a completed copy submitted to the ETD Coordinator. If  you do not have DocuSign access through the University, you may either create a free account or reach out to your department/program administrator for assistance.
      • To pay the ETD processing fee: 1) Email payments@pitt.edu with your name, student ID, and the fee amount. 2) The Student Payment Center will post the fee to PittPAY so you can pay it online. 3) PittPAY will email you a receipt that you can forward to the ETD Coordinator.

A&S MSCS or MS ISP Students

PhD Students

Students enrolled in SCI
  1. Enroll in a minimum of one credit during the term in which they would like to graduate. If you are not enrolled in credits and have a valid and extenuating reason for this, you must submit the request for a Graduation Enrollment Waiver form.
  2. Students should submit this survey to receive a link to the Application for Graduation. You must then submit the completed application to the Records Office in person, via mail, or email and by the appropriate deadline.
    • Graduation terms for Application for Graduation:
      • Summer 2020: 2207
      • Fall 2020: 2211
      • Spring 2021: 2214
      • Summer 2021: 2217
  3. No applications will be reviewed or processed until all necessary documents and late fees (if applicable) are submitted.
  4. Plan a defense date early enough to complete dissertation corrections by the ETD and Paperwork deadline outlined below.
  5. Submit all materials outlined in the After You Defend section of the ETD website.
    • Note, EVERY item listed must be completed by the School’s ETD and Paperwork deadline or your graduation will be postponed to the following term.
    • The ETD Approval Form contains a checklist for students to follow – only pages 1-2 of the ETD Approval Form need to be submitted; the checklist is for the use of the student only. This form should be sent for signatures via DocuSign, with a completed copy submitted to the ETD Coordinator. If  you do not have DocuSign access through the University, you may either create a free account or reach out to your department/program administrator for assistance.
    • To pay the ETD processing fee: 1) Email payments@pitt.edu with your name, student ID, and the fee amount. 2) The Student Payment Center will post the fee to PittPAY so you can pay it online. 3) PittPAY will email you a receipt that you can forward to the ETD Coordinator.
  6. Additionally, doctoral students should review their degree progress with their advisor or their department/program’s graduate administrator.
    • Students in CS PhD program should refer to the PhD in CS Checklist before reaching out to the graduate administrator.
Students enrolled in Arts&Sciences
    1. Refer to the A&S Graduate Studies Office for instructions, deadlines, forms, and assistance.
    1. Additionally, CS doctoral students should review the PhD in CS Checklist, coordinating with the CS Graduate Administrator as needed.

Deadlines

Forms must be submitted no later than 12:00 pm EST

Failure to meet deadlines will result in your graduation being delayed to the next academic term. Acceptable late fee payments: Check or money order ONLY, made out to the University of Pittsburgh. Late fees are non-negotiable.

UNDERGRADUATE

FALL 2020 – DECEMBER
(Graduation Term: 2211)
January 17 – Sept 15 at Noon No late fee
Sept 15 at 12:01PM – Sept 30 at Noon (late fee currently suspended)
Sept 30 at 12:01PM- Nov 2 at Noon (late fee currently suspended)
Nov 2 at 12:01PM – Dec 3 at Noon (late fee currently suspended)
SPRING 2021 – APRIL
(Graduation Term: 2214)
October 28 – TBD at Noon No late fee
TBD at 12:01pm – TBD at Noon $15 late fee
TBD at 12:01pm – TBD at Noon $25 late fee
TBD at 12:01 pm – TBD at Noon $35 late fee
SUMMER 2020 – AUGUST
(Graduation Term: 2207)
January 17  – March 20 at Noon No late fee
March 20 at 12:01pm – July 1 at Noon (late fee currently suspended)
July 1 at 12:01pm – July 17 at Noon (late fee currently suspended)
July 17 at 12:01 pm – August 3 at Noon (late fee currently suspended)

GRADUATE

FALL 2020 – DECEMBER
(Graduation Term: 2211)
July 31-Sept 15 at Noon No late fee
Sept 15 at 12:01pm – Sept 30 at Noon (late fee currently suspended)
Sept 30 at 12:01pm – Nov 2 at Noon (late fee currently suspended)
Nov 2 at 12:01pm – Dec 3 at Noon (late fee currently suspended)
Thesis and Dissertation Authors ONLY: ETD and paperwork deadline is December 2, 2020.
SPRING 2021 – APRIL
(Graduation Term: 2214)
January 1 – TBD at Noon No late fee
TBD at 12:01pm – TBD at Noon $15 late fee
TBD at 12:01pm – TBD at Noon $25 late fee
TBD at 12:01pm – TBD at Noon $35 late fee
Thesis and Dissertation Authors ONLY: ETD and paperwork deadline is TBD.
SUMMER 2020 – AUGUST
(Graduation Term: 2207)
May 1 – May 29 at Noon No late fee
May 29 at 12:01pm – July 1 at Noon (late fee currently suspended)
July 1 at 12:01pm – July 17 at Noon (late fee currently suspended)
July 17 at 12:01pm -August 3 at Noon (late fee currently suspended)
Thesis and Dissertation Authors ONLY: ETD and paperwork deadline is August 7, 2020.