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Applying for Graduation

Congratulations! You are almost at the finished line!

Check Your Degree Audit

Meet with an advisor and review your Degree Audit to ensure you are on track to graduate.

Once you’ve met the following degree requirements, you’re ready to graduate:

  • 60+ credits for Associate /120+ credits for Bachelor degree
  • GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Completion of Credits in Residency
  • Completion of Writing Intensive Requirement
  • Completion of Overall Liberal Arts and Science Credits
  • Completion of General Education requirements (Pathways)
  • Completion of Major Requirements

How to Apply for Graduation

  • On CUNYfirst, select the drop down tab that reads “Apply for Graduation.”

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  • Click on the “Apply for Graduation” link.
    If you are applying for any degree or major other than the one listed on CUNYfirst, please submit a paper form to NG-15.

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  • Select the semester you are applying for and click “Continue”.

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  • Finalize your submission by clicking on “Submit Application”.

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Eligible students who fail to apply for graduation by the deadline, or who apply late, run the risk of not having their names included in the commencement program. Eligible students who file their degree applications after the specified graduation filing date as specified in the Academic Calendar may have their degree awarded at the next conferral date.

How To View Your Graduation Status

  • On CUNYfirst, select the drop down tab that reads “Apply for Graduation.”

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  • Click on the “View Graduation Status” link.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Our Commencement Ceremony is an event that is held once a year in June to celebrate those students who are candidates for official graduation. For information regarding the Commencement Ceremony, please visit www.citytech.cuny.edu/commencement.
  • Official Graduation is completed by submitting an application for graduation to have an audit processed on your academic record by the Registrar’s Office. This audit makes sure all degree requirements have been successfully fulfilled.

If you have a course exception for your major, your advisor will need to submit an official document (DARR) to the Registrar's Office before the end of the semester.

Our graduation auditing process begins once we receive the semester's final grades and the process takes approximately one month to complete. You will receive official communication via your CityTech email account indicating our final decision.

If you are applying for any degree or major other than the one listed on your CUNYfirst account, you must submit a paper graduation application at NG15 otherwise you can email us at Registrar@citytech.cuny.edu for further assistance.

If you are in the bachelor program and are applying for the associate degree, you do not have to do anything. If you are currently in an associate program and are taking classes towards another degree, a Change of Curriculum form is required. Please see our Academic Calendar for our deadlines.

Diplomas are usually available 8-10 weeks after official congratulatory emails are sent. You will receive conformation to your CityTech email account once your diploma is available for pick up at NG-15.

Once you receive your congratulatory email, your degree is visible on your official transcript. You can order your transcript in person at NG-15 or online here.

  • Mailed: If you wish to have the diploma mailed you must submit a Diploma Mail request form. Form can be found here.
  • Third Party Pick Up: If you wish to have a third party pick up your diploma, they must present a notarized letter from you authorizing that person to pick up the diploma along with a copy of your picture id. Third party must have a valid ID to prove they are the person mentioned in the letter.

We are authorized to house your degree for only one year, beyond that time frame the hard copy degree will be purged and you must pay $30 to reorder a replacement degree. If you need to order a replacement degree, the form can be found here.

The replacement option is only for degrees that have been lost, stolen, damaged, or purged. If you need to order a replacement degree, the form can be found here.

If there is an error with one of the following, please visit us at NG-15: Name, Graduation Date, Honor Status, or Degree Type.

Please note, your degree will list your official name in CUNYfirst. Any updates/corrections needed must be submitted before the semester ends. Any request done after the awarding of your degree will result in a re-issuing fee of $30.