Graduation Information

Application for Graduation

Students who intend to graduate at any of the three official graduation periods must first fill out an Application for Graduation. The deadlines for submission are as follows:

Fall Semester Completion
December 1

Spring Semester Completion
March 1

Summer Completion
July 1

If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the following business day.

A graduation application fee of $120 will be charged when the form is processed

Final Graduation Certification

The graduation date for each official graduation period is:

Fall Semester Completion - December 31

Spring Semester Completion - May Commencement Date (variable)

Summer Completion - August 31

Final Graduation Certification is the responsibility of each Academic Department and takes place within 2-4 weeks after the official graduation periods. Diplomas are mailed to graduates shortly after degrees have been certified. 

Participation in the May Commencement Ceremony

The Official NJIT Commencement web site can be found at

For Undergraduate Students:

Undergraduate students may participate in the May Commencement ceremony if at least one of the following criteria are met:

1. The student was awarded a degree in the December or August immediately prior to the ceremony

2. The major department pre-certifies the student as expected to graduate at the end of spring semester

3. The major department certifies that the student will be within 2 courses of completing the degree at the conclusion of the spring semester. In order to be eligible under this criterion, the 2 remaining courses must be offered in the subsequent summer session and the student must be formally registered in those courses prior to the commencement ceremony.

Under no circumstances can a student participate in the commencement ceremony with more than 2 outstanding courses to complete. Students who believe that they meet the third criteria must petition the Office of the Registrar. The petition form can be found here:

The deadline to submit a petition to walk at Commencement is Friday, May 6th.

For Graduate Students:

Students who officially complete their requirements in August and December will be invited to participate in the following May Commencement Ceremony.

Questions should be directed to