Certification Process

Students who anticipate graduating in the next term are responsible for completing the graduation application process via MyHilltop.

In MyHilltop, select Student Records, then Apply to Graduate.

Select the most recent term to determine curriculum for graduation and submit. This is not necessarily the term to which you are applying. The last term of attendance will be the most recent term for students who are not currently enrolled.

Confirm the curriculum for graduation. If this information is incorrect, do not go any further. Contact your School Dean's Office or your Graduate or New College advisor to have your information corrected, then return to the Apply to Graduate screen.

If the currciculum is correct, select the radio button and continue. If you are graduating with multiple degrees or majors you must apply for each.

Select the Graduation Date for the term in which you intend to complete your degree and continue.

Your name will be printed on the diploma as it appears on your academic record.

Verify your application summary and submit request. You will receive confirmation that your application has been successfully submitted. Your academic advisor will perform a final degree audit and confirm completion of all degree requirements. If you academic advisor determines you are ineligible to graduate in this term, you will be required to go through the application process for a future term.

Certification Deadlines by Term

Fall 2014 Term 
Application Process Opens August 25, 2014
Application Process Closes September 30, 2014
Certification Deadline October 6, 2014
Spring 2015 Term
Application Process Opens November 5, 2014
Application Process Closes January 28, 2015
Certification Deadline February 23, 2015

Note that if your information is not received in the Office of the Registrar by the published deadline, your certification will be delayed to the next term.

Helpful Contacts for Certification

Each school has their own deadline for requesting certification, so contact your school dean's office or advisor for specific information.

Major or Program



School of Behavioral & Social Sciences



School of Education



School of Humanities



School of Management & Business



School of Natural Sciences



New College

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