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Graduating Students

Congratulations! If you’re looking at this page, you’re almost ready to wrap up a successful graduate career at Binghamton University.

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Degree Completion Assistant

The Graduate School Manual


Use the deadlines and instructions below to ensure a smooth and successful final semester. These deadlines are important. If the deadlines are not met, you will have to register for the next semester and receive your degree then.

International students: If you do not graduate by the completion date listed on your I-20, you must apply for a program extension with ISSS.




Deadlines Summer 2014 Fall 2014

File a Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD) Form

Recommended Deadline
Compliance with this deadline is strongly recommended to allow for timely completion of degree paperwork by The Graduate School and individual programs.

June 27

October 31

Deadline for your name to appear in the printed graduation program

N/A November 7

Absolute Deadline for submitting GAFD

August 8 December 5

Submit Thesis/Dissertation to The Graduate School (view instructions)


Recommended Deadline (electronic submission)

 July 30 November 21

Absolute Deadline (electronic submission)

August 8 December 8

For Departments: Submit Recommendation for Award of Degree forms to The Graduate School


For students completing dissertations/thesis:

August 8

December 8

For students completing projects/exams:

August 8

December 8

Attend Commencement Ceremony and Celebrate


Degree Conferral Date

August 15 December 21

Commencement Ceremony

December 14 December 14
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Last Updated: 8/20/14