Dominican holds one commencement ceremony each year.  We invite all prospective graduates to join the Dominican University community for the Spring Commencement Ceremony. 

At this time, it is too soon to know if public health conditions will allow for large public gatherings in May.  We will continue monitoring state and local guidelines in the coming months, and will post plans for in-person or alternative commencement ceremonies on the commencement web page as they become available.  


Miss the Graduation Application Deadline?

The online graduation application is only available after the submission deadline per special request through the Office of the Registrar.  Request for a late application will incur a $25.00 late fee. 

Graduation applications are available for students to complete online in the time period between advanced registration and the start of the semester students intend to graduate.  This time frame allows students the ability to make any changes that may be necessary in the event there is a deficiency found during the audit. 

What is a Graduation Audit

Upon submission of the graduation application, your academic record is thoroughly examined in the Office of the Registrar to determine if you will have completed all courses required for your degree by the end of your final term (based on earned and currently enrolled coursework).  Your record will be reviewed to identify anything that may be missing from your core curriculum requirements, major and minor requirements, or total credit requirement. Based on the results of your graduation audit, one of the holds shown below will be placed on your account; see below.  Graduation audits are typically completed by the add/drop deadline of your final semester.  This allows students time to make schedule changes within the add/drop period if any deficiencies are found.  Students are encouraged to submit graduation applications early in the period between advance registration and the first day of classes to ensure their audit will be complete before the add/drop deadline.  After your record has been audited and a hold has been placed on your account, you will no longer be able to add or drop courses online.  Any schedule changes must be completed using the add/drop/withdrawal form.
Graduation Holds
GX = Prospective Graduate (you are tentatively on track to graduate)
GD = Prospective Graduate/Deficient (a deficiency must be resolved to be eligible to graduate)
GI = Prospective Graduate/Incomplete (an incomplete must be resolved to be eligible to graduate)
GT = Transfer Transcript Graduation (official transfer credit is needed  to be eligible to graduate)

Your audit is conducted using requirements of the Bulletin in effect at the time you began your studies at Dominican (or your declared bulletin).  It is in your Bulletin that you will find clearly outlined policies regarding residency, major fields of study, and transfer work.

There is a $75 administrative graduation fee.

(administrative fees do not include costs associated with commencement ceremony)

Final payment of all fees (including administrative graduation fee) must be received to participate in the commencement ceremony, receive a copy of your diploma, or request transcripts

(Degrees are conferred regardless of financial obligation)

The graduation fee will be billed to your account in the fifth week of your final semester

Payment can be made by using either a credit card or electronic check through Cashnet.  Please contact the Student Accounts Office for payment questions.