How To: Apply for Graduation


Students are responsible for filing for graduation in CUNYfirst during the semester they plan to graduate.

  • Login to CUNYfirst.
  • Select the Student Center tile.
  • Select the Graduation tile.
  • Select Apply for Graduation from the sidebar on the left
  • Click on the Apply for Graduation link for the academic program you intend to complete at end of the term
  • From the Expected Graduation Term dropdown menu, select the term you intend to complete for your requirements
  • Select Continue to verify data and then click Submit Application.

You will receive a message that you have successfully applied for graduation.

Graduation Application Deadlines

*If you anticipate completing your degree requirements during the winter intersession, contact us to let us know that you anticipate a February 1 graduation date.

If you have missed the deadline to file for graduation, file for the next available graduation date. After you have filed, contact us to alert the Office of the Registrar that you believe you are eligible for the graduation date you missed. Requests are processed according to graduation date and in the order they are received. If you missed the deadline, we cannot guarantee you the graduation date you are seeking.

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