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Graduation Information

Graduation Checklist for KUMC Graduate Students
This checklist is a helpful resource for the student's final semester.

Application for Degree (AFD) or Certificate Completion
Students completing a graduate degree or graduate certificate must file an AFD through Enroll and Pay the semester they will complete the degree or certificate in order for the degree or certificate to be awarded. The AFD process and deadlines are managed by the Office of the Registrar.

Transcripts and Diploma 
The final transcript with the degree posted and the diploma are issued by the Office of the Registrar in June for Spring graduates, August for Summer graduates and January for Fall graduates. Click the transcript and diploma links for more detailed information.

Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Graduating students are eligible to participate in Commencement held annually in May on the Lawrence campus. Doctoral candidates (PhD, AuD, DNP, DPT, OTD, SLPD) are eligible to participate in the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony held annually in May on the Lawrence campus.

Graduate Studies Calendar
This calendar indicates the Office of Graduate Studies deadlines for exams, defenses and submission of materials related to graduation.  Also included is the Office of Registrar deadline for submitting Application for Degree (AFD).

University Academic Calendar
The Academic Calendar is maintained by the Office of the Registrar and indicates several deadlines including deadlines for enrollment, add/drop, withdrawal and fee payments.

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD)
Both the thesis and dissertation must be submitted electronically for publishing.  The requirement for a thesis varies by master's program. A dissertation is required for all PhD candidates regardless of program.  For thesis/dissertation publishing details see the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation webpage.

GTA/GRA May Enroll in Fewer than Normal Hours Semester Graduate
A GTA/GRA may reduce enrollment hours the semester they graduate under certain circumstances upon submission of the GTA/GRA Request to Enroll in Fewer than Normal Hours request form and if approval is granted.

Last modified: Jul 26, 2018