Graduation

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Congratulations on Your Graduation from Pitt Education

Graduation is a culminating achievement as a student. At the Pitt School of Education, graduation cycle occur during the fall, spring, and summer terms. We hold celebratory ceremonies twice a year to officially welcome you to the alumni ranks.

Please view the information below on our graduation schedule and policies.

Graduation Instructions

  • Graduation is not an automatic process. You must complete an application for graduation before the deadline date.
     
  • Upon review and final approval by the Office of Student Services and your advisor, your graduation is authorized and your diploma is ordered. You must be in good financial standing with the University to receive your diploma.
     
  • Your diploma, along with a complimentary copy of your transcript, will be mailed to you approximately four weeks after the end of the term of graduation. Check this transcript carefully. Any discrepancies should be brought to the attention of the Registrar's Office immediately. 
     
  • You will receive information about the commencement ceremonies via mail and/or email approximately one month before the ceremony.
     
  • The name you indicate on your graduation application must match exactly the way it appears in the University's student information system (PeopleSoft).
     
  • If for any reason you are unable to graduate in the term for which you applied, you must submit a new graduation application for a future term. Students are not automatically rolled over onto future graduation rosters. Late fees may apply.

Graduation Dates and Deadlines

December 2019 Graduation

  • Application deadline is August 10, 2019
  • Ceremony date is December 15, 2019

April 2020 Graduation

  • Application deadline is December 14, 2019
  • Ceremony date is April 26, 2020

June 2020 Graduation

  • Application deadline is April 25, 2020
  • Only EdD, MAT, and MOSAIC students are eligible to apply for June graduation
  • No ceremony is held for summer graduation, however, summer graduates will be invited to participate in the following winter and/or spring ceremonies

August 2020 Graduation

  • Application deadline is April 25, 2020
  • No ceremony is held for summer graduation, however, summer graduates will be invited to participate in the following winter and/or spring ceremonies

Graduation Application Form

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)

If your program requires a thesis or dissertation, you must type or copy your final, approved document into the University-approved Microsoft Word ETD Template, which can be found here. If you have questions about ETD formatting, please refer to the University ETD Site.

You will receive information about this process and additional publication requirements from the Office of Student Services after you apply for graduation.