Graduation | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies


Every candidate for an advanced degree is responsible for reviewing the Graduation Application Procedures and submitting an application to graduate through the WebAdvisor Application for Graduation. Each semester, an email regarding the WebAdvisor Application for Graduation will be sent to graduate students in semester 2 and above, requesting them to apply to graduate, if appropriate. The application must be submitted in the semester in which the thesis is submitted to the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies or, where a thesis is not required, not later than the last date for thesis submission for the convocation concerned. If you wish to graduate, an application must be submitted regardless of whether you plan to attend the ceremony or plan to have your degree parchment mailed to you after the ceremony. The graduation list will be based upon these applications. 

At the time of application for graduation, Master's and Doctoral students have the opportunity to choose an alternate degree designation to appear on the graduation diploma. A master's candidate may choose to have "Magisteriate in ..." rather than "Master of ...". A doctoral candidate may choose to have "Doctorate in ..." rather than "Doctor of ...". This designation will appear on the graduation diploma and the official transcript.

The application to graduate is submitted on-line via WebAdvisor. Students who wish to graduate must ensure that they have returned all books, paid all fines and have returned their carrol keys to the library by the deadline (the end of the add period each semester). A student will not be eligible for a completed transcript or for a fee rebate (if applicable) until they have received library clearance. At least 3 working days must be allowed for clearance to be completed by the Division of Circulation and Interlibrary Services, McLaughlin Library. Library clearance for graduation purposes is an automated process, it is your responsibility to ensure you have met the clearance requirements prior to the deadline date.

If your program requires a thesis, all required paperwork will be provided following your successful thesis defence. All materials must be submitted to the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies by the published deadline.