Ready to Graduate?
Prior to registering for your last semester, review your program of study with the Distance MBA academic advisor Cindy Smith at email@example.com to make sure that you have completed all your prerequisites and core requirements.
Prior to graduating, all students must apply for a degree. The application can be found online in the myState portal. Log in and choose the Banner tab. Apply for a Degree is listed under the Academic Records menu.
All application deadlines can be found in the Academic Calendar. Do not miss the deadlines because the cost doubles and then quadruples for late applications.
Can I walk at graduation even though I am a distance student?
Distance students can walk at the graduation ceremony just like any on campus student.
Will my diploma state that I received my degree online?
Your diploma looks exactly like the diploma received by on campus students.
When are graduation ceremonies?
There is a graduation ceremony at the end of the fall and at the end of the spring semesters. There is no ceremony in the summer, but you may still apply for your degree during the summer term. The Office of the Registrar will send summer graduates a card inviting you to walk in the fall graduation ceremony.
When do I apply for graduation?
All application deadlines can be found in the Academic Calendar.
How do I order regalia for graduation?
Orders will be taken each semester about halfway through the semester. For details on the order process visit the Barnes & Noble website.
When will my diploma arrive?
It typically takes about 6 weeks upon the end of a semester for the audits of final grades to be completed and for your diploma to be mailed to you.
How can I order a transcript?
If you wish to order copies of your transcript, please visit the Office of the Registrar's website for instructions.