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Graduating Process for Business Graduate Students

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 the CoB Office of Graduate Programs at gradbusiness@uakron.edu to request this form.

Summer 2021 Graduates

Exit Interview Forms and Essay (REQUIRED).

Once our office receives notification that you have applied online for graduation, you will receive a link to your Zips email account directing you to complete our required Exit Interview Forms including a page to submit your 2-3 "Reflective Essay".

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).

Please Note: There is not a Summer Graduation Ceremony. Should you want to walk the graduation ceremony, you will need to apply for Fall 2021 graduation. Your will not receive your diploma until after the grades are conferred for the Fall semester.

Deadline for receipt of all forms is Friday, August 20, 2021.

Important Information for International Students

Enrollment Verification Letters can be requested through My Akron and will be completed by the University Registrar Office.

Graduation Candidacy Letters can be requested by contacting the University Registrar office at graduation@uakron.edu. Please use your University of Akron student email account to submit the request and remember to indicate on the email that you are requesting a Graduation Candidacy Letter.




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 uakron.edu/graduation for all questions about the graduation ceremony and tickets.