In order for GSU to determine if you are eligible to receive your degree, you must apply for your degree. If you are not in your final semester/term at GSU, please check with your academic advisor before completing the application to graduate.

The Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 applications for degree are now closed. The deadlines for both graduation application terms are outlined below.

The deadline to apply for Spring 2021 was February 12, 2021.
The deadline to apply for Summer 2021, for Commencement Participation, was February 12, 2021.

The Summer 2021 application for degree will reopen following the virtual Commencement ceremony in May, for any summer applicants who missed the Commencement deadline.

If you have applied for your degree, and plan to participate in the May 2021 virtual Commencement ceremony, please visit for more information.

 Please keep in mind:

  • Submitting an application does not mean you have graduated. Submitting an application begins the review process by which your academic advisor(s) and your graduation counselor will verify that you will complete all program requirements by the end of the term you indicate on the application.
  • A $125 non-refundable, processing fee is required for each application. If you are receiving multiple degrees, an application is required for each degree.
  • If you are completing a certificate, please contact your advisor to begin the process.
  • If you plan to participate in the May 2021 Commencement ceremony, please watch for future mailings and communication to your GSU email account, with information on cap/gown ordering, tickets, etc. which will be sent throughout the academic year.