Step 1. Due Dates for the On-Line Application for Graduation

  1. New (first-time) On-line Applications for Graduation are due the semester BEFORE you plan to graduate. (Ex. if you are graduating in Spring 2017, your on-line degree application is due in Fall 2016.)
  2. A different on-line application for graduation is due for every semester that you attempt to graduate. If you do not graduate when planned, you must fill out another On-line Application for Graduation. Every Application for Graduation made after the initial request is called an On-line Reapplication for Graduation.
  3. Application deadlines are found on the registrar's calendar
  4. Students submit a separate On-line Application to Graduate for every semester they attempt to graduate. 

Step 2. Verify Your Program of Study

  1. All graduate students (MS and PhD) must submit a Program of Study
  2. If you have made any changes to your Program of Study, you must submit a new one for approval to the ME department
  3. BSMS Students Only - Classes that were taken at the undergraduate level will not show up in degreeworks.  They must be manually added by your graduate advisor.

Step 3. Request to Graduate using the On-line Application for Graduation

  1. Go to
  2. Select Registration - OSCAR.
  3. Select Student Services & Financial Aid, then Student Records and then Apply to Graduate.
  4. If you are asked to Select the Current Term, then select the current semester (not the graduation semester) in the drop down box. Press Continue.
  5. You will now be on the Curriculum Selection screen. If your curriculum or minor are not correct, you must get that fixed immediately after applying to graduate.
    • Major: If your primary or secondary majors are not correct, then you must fill out a change of major form to correct it.
  6. Select the radio button for the program that you are graduating from. Press Continue. NOTE: Students who have two majors can only select one major at a time; you will need to complete this entire process for both majors.
  7. On the next screen, select the graduation term in the drop down box. Press Continue.
  8. On the Diploma Name Selection screen, select if you will be using your current name or a different name to appear on your diploma. Press Continue. NOTE: The registrar's office will review all requests to change names on the diploma.
  9. The next screen will ask you to confirm your name. Press Continue.
  10. On the Diploma Mailing Address Selection screen, select the address where you want to send your diploma. Press Continue. NOTE: Diplomas are mailed approximately 8 weeks after graduation so plan accordingly.
  11. On theGraduation Application Summary screen, review all of your information carefully. When you are okay with the information on the screen click Submit Request.
  12. On the next screen, click on the link at the bottom of the page. This will redirect you to Georgia Tech's Exit Survey. Fill out the survey.

Step 4. Verify that Your On-line Application for Graduation was Correctly Submitted

  1. Go to
  2. Select Registration - OSCAR.
  3. Select Student Services & Financial Aid, then Student Records and then View Application to Graduate.
  4. If it asks you to select a semester, please select the semester that you planning to graduate.
  5. If you correctly submitted the On-line Application to Graduate you will see it on that screen. If it says that No active graduation application exists then your application to graduate was not submitted.

Step 5. Track Your Graduation Status

  1. Several times throughout your final semester you must verify the status of your application to graduate in OSCAR. From OSCAR, select Student Services & Financial Aid, then Student Records, and View Application to Graduate.
  2. Click here for an explanation about the codes used in your graduation update.
  3. Two audits will be done for graduating students; the first audit will be done after phase 2 registration.  The second audit will be done after final grades have posted.
  4. After the first audit, students will have one month to fix any problems.

Any student who still has deficiencies after one month will automatically be inactivated (not graduating) and you will need to apply to graduate for the following semester. The only deficiencies which will not lead to an automatic inactivation are LOW GPA, PENDING TRANSFER CREDIT and REGISTRAR ADMINISTRATIVE DEFIECIENCY.