Eligibility, Graduation Requirements, and Diplomas

Undergraduate Degree Candidate
Action Dec 11, 2020 Graduation Jan 23, 2021 Graduation May 15, 2021 Graduation Aug 13, 2021 Graduation
Review Degree Audit continuous continuous continuous continuous
Transfer Credits (if applicable) Jan 8, 2021 Feb 5, 2021 June 11, 2021 Sept 10, 2021
Apply to Graduate through Bannerweb prior to May 1 prior to May 1 prior to Nov 1 prior to Mar 1
Complete Ceremony Attendance Form* Nov 12, 2020* Nov 12, 2020* May 7, 2021 Aug 6, 2021
Diploma Mailed 4-6 weeks from grad date 4-6 weeks from grad date 4-6 weeks from grad date 4-6 weeks from grad date

Master's Degree Candidate
Action Dec 11, 2020 Graduation Jan 23, 2021 Graduation May 15, 2021 Graduation Aug 13, 2021 Graduation
Review Degree Audit continuous continuous continuous continuous
Transfer Credits (if applicable) Jan 6, 2021 Feb 5, 2021 May 28, 2021 Aug 27, 2021
Apply to Graduate through Bannerweb prior to May 1, 2020 prior to May 1, 2020 prior to Nov 1, 2020 prior to Mar 1, 2020
Complete Degree Requirements
(other than final exam)
Dec 1, 2020 Jan 1, 2021 Apr 23, 2021 July 23, 2021
MA/MS Thesis Format Check Nov 6, 2020 Dec 18, 2020 Apr 9, 2021 July 9, 2021
MA/MS Thesis Upload to OhioLINK Nov 20, 2020 Jan 8, 2021 Apr 23, 2021 July 23, 2021
Complete Ceremony Attendance Form* Nov 12, 2020* Nov 12, 2020* May 7, 2020* Aug 6, 2020*
Diploma Mailed 4-6 weeks from grad date 4-6 weeks from grad date 4-6 weeks from grad date 4-6 weeks from grad date

Doctoral Degree Candidate
Action Dec 11, 2020 Graduation Jan 23, 2021 Graduation May 15, 2021 Graduation Aug 13, 2021 Graduation
Review Degree Audit continuous continuous continuous continuous
Transfer Credits (if applicable) Dec 10, 2020 Jan 22, 2021 May 14, 2021 Aug 12, 2021
Apply to Graduate through Bannerweb prior to May 1, 2020 prior to May 1, 2020 prior to Nov 1, 2021 prior Mar 1, 2021
Complete Degree Requirements
(other than final exam)
Dec 1, 2020 Jan 1, 2021 Apr 16, 2021 July 16, 2021
Ed.D/Ph.D Dissertation Format Check Oct 30, 2020 Dec 18, 2020 April 2, 2021 July 2, 2021
Ed.D/Ph.D Dissertation Upload
to OhioLINK
Nov 13, 2020 Jan 8, 2021 Apr 16, 2021 July 16, 2021
Complete Ceremony Attendance Form* Nov 12, 2020* Nov 12, 2020* May 7, 2021 Aug 6, 2021
Diploma Mailed 4-6 weeks from grad date 4-6 weeks from grad date 4-6 weeks from grad date 4-6 weeks from grad date

*Ceremony Attendance Form Deadlines

  • Meeting the Nov 12 deadline ensures your name appears in Virtual ceremony program/online recognition and in the printed ceremony program, as well as provides the mailing address for your diploma.
  • Completing the form between Nov 12 and Dec 11, ensures your name appears in the printed Dec 2020 ceremony program and provides the mailing address for your diploma.
  • Dec/Jan degree candidates can complete the Ceremony Attendance Form after December 11, 2020 to ensure correct diploma mailing address; however, your name will not appear in the printed December 2020 ceremony program, but rather the May 2021 ceremony program.