*The following information applies ONLY to graduates of the School of Computing and Information. Students graduating for Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences (CS students matriculating prior to Fall 2017) must adhere to their deadlines and processes.


Graduation Application Procedures and Deadlines

All Undergraduates

  1. Submit the following to the appropriate records office (A&S Records – THACK 140; SCI Student Services – IS BLDG 500):
    • A&S Students: To obtain your graduation application packet, visit 140 Thackeray Hall
    • SCI Students:
      • ​​​​​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.
      • Students must submit a copy of their Academic Advising Report with their application for graduation

Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)

  1. Submit completed graduation application to the Records Office.

MSIS, MLIS, MST

MSIS, MLIS and MST students are required to:

  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 Waive​r form.
  2. Complete the plan of study for their degree specialization or track (MSIS, MLIS, MST) and a graduation application by the deadlines posted below.
  3. Submit both forms to the Records Office. You may submit the application in person, via mail, fax (412-624-5231), or email.
  4. Masters students who are publishing an electronic thesis as a part of a degree requirement must also submit materials outlined in the Masters Thesis Checklist by the ETD Processing Deadlines outlined below.

MSCS

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 Waive​r form.
  2. Submit a completed graduation application to the Student Services Office. You may submit the application in person, via mail, fax (412-624-5231), or email.
  3. Plan a defense date early enough to complete dissertation corrections by the ETD and Paperwork deadline outlined below.
  4. Submit all materials outlined in the PhD Graduation Checklist by the ETD & Paperwork deadline. Any paperwork that is signed must be the original and therefore should be mailed if you are unable submit it in person. See the checklist for details. All materials should be submitted to the ETD Coordinator.
  5. Additionally, CS doctoral students should review the PhD in CS Checklist, coordinating with the CS Graduate Administrator as needed.
Student 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.

SUMMER 2018 – AUGUST (Graduation term: 2187)

All Undergraduate Students
February 12 – April 13 at Noon No late fee
March 23 at 12:01PM – May 21 at Noon $25 late fee
May 21 at 12:01PM – June 8 at Noon $35 late fee
SCI Graduate Students
May 1 – June 1 at Noon No late fee
June 1 at 12:01PM – June 29 at Noon $15 late fee
June 29 at 12:01PM – July 17 at Noon $25 late fee
July 17 at 12:01PM – August 3 at Noon $35 late fee
Thesis and Dissertation Authors ONLY: ETD and paperwork deadline is August 4.

FALL 2018 – DECEMBER (Graduation term: 2191)

All Undergraduate Students
March 26 – July 9 at Noon No late fee
July 9 at 12:01PM – Oct. 2 at Noon $15 late fee
Oct. 2 at 12:01PM – Nov. 1 at Noon $25 late fee
Nov. 1 at 12:01PM – Nov. 30 at Noon $35 late fee
SCI Graduate Students
July 23 – Sept. 16 at Noon No late fee
Sept. 16 at 12:01PM – Oct. 2 at Noon $15 late fee
Oct. 2 at 12:01PM – Nov. 1 at Noon $25 late fee
Nov. 1 at 12:01PM – Nov. 30 at Noon $35 late fee
Thesis and Dissertation Authors ONLY: ETD and paperwork deadline is December 8.