Graduating Process for Business Graduate Students

Did you know that your UA GMAIL account remains active after graduation? We will sometimes contact you using the account. So please check it from time to time.

Process for Graduating:

Now that you are in the process of finishing your degree requirements, you will need to:

  • Apply for Graduation online in My Akron by the deadline.
    • In My Akron go to Student Center.
    • In the Academics box on the left, select the drop down tab and choose Apply for Graduation.
    • Your active program(s) should appear.
    • You will then select the semester in which you will graduate and complete the application.

Note for Certificate Students: The process above is all that is required for the graduation application. Master’s candidates must submit the additional documentation provided below.

Semester of Graduation Deadlines -- When to Apply for Graduation

  • Fall - November 1
  • Spring - April 1
  • Summer - July 1

*After the deadlines, students must submit a Late Application Form. Contact Mrs. Sue Tully at to request this form.

Fall 2017 Graduates

Once our office receives notification that you have applied online for graduation, two Exit Interview Forms will be sent (which includes a page to type your 2-3 "Reflective Essay" on) to your Zips email account to be completed and returned to The essay should reflect upon the impact of your graduate studies in business in regards to your professional and/or personal development. Once your forms and essay have been received, the Graduate School will remove the hold for this requirement from your DPR (Degree Progress Report). Deadline for receipt of all forms is Friday, December 8, 2017.

Important Information for All Students

There will not be a Summer ceremony. Summer degrees will be conferred at the end of the semester. If you participate in the Fall ceremony, your degree will be presented to you at this time.

Caps and Gowns

Questions about caps and gowns should be directed to the Bookstore.

Graduation Ceremony

Contact the Graduation Services Office at 330-972-8300 or via email at for all questions about the graduation ceremony and tickets.