January 15, 2024, is the deadline to apply to graduate in spring 2024. Late application will result in an additional fee that must be paid to obtain your diploma.
To be eligible to graduate, you must complete all your program requirements by the end of the winter 2024 term. A deferred exam or incomplete course will delay your graduation.
Graduation and convocation are not the same thing! Everyone must graduate to receive their degree. Convocation is the ceremony that celebrates the end of your studies, and participating in it is voluntary and free of charge. However, it does require an additional registration after you have applied to graduate. A link to register will be sent to you via email once registration opens (see point #5 below). Be sure to update your preferred email address in your Student Hub. The link will also be shared on this page.
On the Academics tab of your Student Centre, use the menu bar to scroll to “Apply for Graduation”. Follow the steps to submit your application.
You are required to pay the $46.25 graduation application fee (+ late fee if applying after January 15)
Once your graduation application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation letter with important information on your application and next steps.
If you have any questions after submitting your application, contact the person responsible for your graduation assessment. Their name and email can be found in the confirmation email that you will receive once you apply to graduate.
2. Clear your account
Check your account and be sure to pay any outstanding fees, including library fees, before signing up to attend convocation ceremonies.See acceptable methods of payment.
3. Check your approval status
Your graduation approval status is posted in the CU Account page on the Student Hub.
Degrees are conferred twice a year at Concordia: In May for those who complete their studies in the fall or winter terms, and in October or November for those who complete their studies in the summer terms. After you have applied to graduate, you status will remain as pending until your degree is conferred. Degree conferral for spring 2024 graduates is May 17, 2024. Your degree conferral status will be added to your unofficial transcript the week of May 21st, at which point, “credential awarded” will appear, followed by the confer date.
Look for the credential awarded note on your unofficial transcript as of May 21st, 2024. It will state “credential awarded” followed by the confer date.
For example, the confer date for spring 2024 graduates will be 05/17/2024, as displayed below:
Graduate Credential Summary
Master of Engineering
Master of Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
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. Apply for academic awards and medals
Non-academic medals and awards recognize great work and are awarded in the spring of every year to both fall and spring graduates. Go to the Medals & awards page.
5. Register to attend your convocation ceremony
In addition to applying to graduate, you must register to attend your convocation ceremony. Convocation registration opens April 8, 2024. A registration link will be sent to you via your preferred email at that time (check your junk folder if you do not see it in your inbox!), and will also be posted to this web page. The deadline to register to attend convocation is 5pm EST on May 19, 2024.
Graduates wanting to participate in a convocation ceremony must attend the one offered at the time of their graduation. Deferrals to future ceremonies are not possible so be sure to register by the May 19, 2024 deadline. Failure to register on time will not be grounds for a deferral.
Do you have a preferred name on file? At convocation, your preferred name, rather than your legal name, is the name read aloud and displayed on the overhead screen. Your diploma, on the other hand, is a legal document and therefore lists your legal name. Find out more about preferred name requests.
6. Get ready for your convocation ceremony
Make sure to sign up by the deadline, and to carefully read the details of your convocation registration confirmation email.