Preparing and Applying for Graduation

Once students have earned 90 academic credits, they will have access to a Graduation Card on their myUMBC Profile page. The Graduation Card is a personalized, step-by-step guide that will ensure a smooth process forward until students cross the finish line with your UMBC degree.

Students should check their Graduation Card periodically to ensure they are staying on track with their degree requirements as this will be the only way to access the application for graduation when the time comes.

Please be reminded that UMBC confers baccalaureate degrees to undergraduate students who successfully complete a course of study that meets the minimum university requirements outlined in the Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree Completion Policy.

Students may only apply online for graduation in their final semester of study once all general education, major/minor/certificate requirements, as applicable, have been accounted for (i.e., currently enrolled in all remaining courses and/or pending transfer credit to be sent to UMBC). 

Students may only participate in one commencement ceremony based upon the semester in which all degree requirements will be complete:

Intended Graduation Term Graduation Application Available Commencement Ceremony
Spring Graduation December 1 – February 15 May Ceremony
Summer Graduation May 1 – June 15 December Ceremony
Fall Graduation August 1 – September 15 December Ceremony

Additional Information

Additional information regarding the undergraduate graduation review process can be found below:

Graduate Students should contact the Graduate School for information about graduation and diplomas.