*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.


For all SCI students submitting a graduation application:

All forms must be submitted to the SCI Records Office and may be submitted in person, via mail, or email.

Please note: No applications will be reviewed or processed until all necessary documents and late fees (if applicable) are submitted.

Graduation Application Procedures

All Undergraduates

  1. Submit the following to the appropriate records office:
    • SCI Students:
    • 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. Submit completed graduation application to the Records Office.

Masters Students

SCI Masters 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. Plan of study for their degree specialization or track (MSIS, MLIS, MST plans of study) or degree checklist (MSCS Checklist)
    3. A graduation application by the deadlines posted below.
    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 materials outlined in the Masters Thesis Checklist by the ETD Processing Deadlines outlined below.

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 Records Office by the deadlines.
  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.

UNDERGRADUATE

FALL 2018 – DECEMBER
(Graduation Term: 2191)
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
SPRING 2019 – APRIL
(Graduation Term: 2194)
Oct. 1 – Nov. 8 at Noon No late fee
Nov. 8 at 12:01PM – March 3 at Noon $15 late fee
March 3 at 12:01PM – March 28 at Noon $25 late fee
March 28 at 12:01PM – April 5 at Noon $35 late fee
SUMMER 2019 – AUGUST
(Graduation Term: 2197)
Feb. 11 – March 22 at Noon No late fee
to be determined $15 late fee
to be determined $25 late fee
to be determined $35 late fee
FALL 2019 – DECEMBER
(Graduation Term: 2201)
March 25 – July 8 at Noon No late fee
to be determined $15 late fee
to be determined $25 late fee
to be determined $35 late fee

GRADUATE

FALL 2018 – December
(Graduation Term: 2191)
July 23 – Sept. 14 at Noon No late fee
Sept. 14 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.
SPRING 2019 – APRIL
(Graduation Term: 2194)
Jan. 1 – Jan. 23 at Noon No late fee
Jan. 23 at 12:01PM – March 3 at Noon $15 late fee
March 3 at 12:01PM – March 28 at Noon $25 late fee
March 28 at 12:01PM – April 5 at Noon $35 late fee
Thesis and Dissertation Authors ONLY: ETD and paperwork deadline is April 22.
SUMMER 2019 – AUGUST
(Graduation Term: 2197)
May 5 – TBD at Noon No late fee
to be determined $15 late fee
to be determined $25 late fee
to be determined $35 late fee
Thesis and Dissertation Authors ONLY: ETD and paperwork deadline is TBD.
FALL 2019 – DECEMBER
(Graduation Term: 2201)
Aug. 26 – TBD at Noon No late fee
to be determined $15 late fee
to be determined $25 late fee
to be determined $35 late fee
Thesis and Dissertation Authors ONLY: ETD and paperwork deadline is TBD.