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Graduation checklist

Prepare to graduate! Yes, you've pulled all-nighters, scheduled study groups and written so many term papers your laptop might short circuit. But before you receive your diploma, there are four tasks you must complete first.

Apply to graduate

Steps to graduate for Fall 2018 Convocation, November 19, 2018

1. Apply to graduate

When you’re nearing the completion of your degree, you must apply to graduate before the specified deadline:

 Semester* Deadline Convocation date
  Summer July 15 Fall
  Winter January 15 Spring
 *The semester you complete your degree requirements

How to apply to graduate:

  1. Log into

  2. Click on “My Student Centre” located on the upper left-hand side.

  3. Under Academics click the “other academic…” drop-down menu and select “Apply for Graduation”.

See How to apply to graduate

Please take note:

  • Don’t wait until you have received your grades or have defended your thesis before submitting your application!
  • We accept late applications only for a limited period. We also charge a fee for late applications.
  • If you do not complete your degree requirements by the end of the appropriate semester you must reapply during the following semester.


2. Clear your account

Check your account and be sure to pay any outstanding fees, including library fees, before the deadline:

Convocation Deadline to settle account
Fall 2018 Monday, November 5, 2018

3. Check your approval status

We will post your graduation approval status starting:

Monday, October 15, 2018

You can check your approval status by following the instructions:
View graduation confirmation and degree conferred

You will need to look for the credential awarded note on your unofficial transcript. It would say “credential awarded” followed by the confer date. For Fall 2018 graduates, the confer date would be 05/10/18. An example is below:

Graduate Credential Summary
Credential Awarded:
Master of Engineering
Confer Date: 05/10/18
Program/Plan: Master of Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Please note that this may be in a different place on your unofficial transcript depending on whether you have done other studies at Concordia.

If you do not see the Credential Awarded message on the indicated date, please contact Enrolment Services at 514-848-2424 ext. 2668.

4. Get ready for your Convocation Ceremony

Once you’re approved for graduation, it’s time to get ready for Convocation!

  1. Pick up your gown, guest tickets (4 max.), and marshalling card

  2. Go to the convocation dates & location page, to learn all the steps, from date and time information, to confirming attendance

  3. If you are not attending Convocation, here’s how to pick up your diploma.


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