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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 and view your Graduation Status

Click here for steps to apply for Graduation in CUNYfirst

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.

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
  • 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 preferred 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 Graduation Application to 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, you must submit a Change of Curriculum to Please see our Academic Calendar for our deadlines.

Our graduation auditing process begins once we receive the semester's final grades, and the process takes approximately one month to complete. Graduates will get an email and text notification with their digital diploma once the graduation auditing process is complete. Your paper diploma arrives typically 3-4 weeks after you receive your digital copy. May take longer due to delivery delays with USPS that our beyond our control.

Once you receive your congratulatory email, your degree is visible on your official transcript. You can order your transcript online here.

If you need to order a replacement degree, the form can be found here.

If there is an error in one of the following:

  • Name
  • Graduation Date
  • Honor Status
  • Degree Type

Please emails us at

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.