Students must complete an online graduation application from the Graduation Application link on the Students tab in Oasis. The application should be submitted one academic year before the expected graduation date. (For example, if a student intends to graduate after the spring 2025 semester, he or she should submit his or her graduation application in the spring 2024 semester.) A graduation fee of $175 will be placed on your Columbia financial account. This non-refundable fee covers the costs of your cap and gown, diploma cover, diploma, and the Commencement ceremony whether or not you attend.
Once the application is completed, you will receive in your Loop e-mail account a receipt from the Office of Degree Evaluation and an initial audit of important information about your requirements. Please review your Advising Guide to verify that you are on track to graduate as planned. Notification of your graduation application will be placed in Faculty Comments of Oasis.
After final grades are submitted, a final graduation audit will be completed by the Office of Degree Evaluation and an email will be sent to your Loop email account regarding your graduation status.
The degree will be posted by the Records Office. Once the degree is posted, the transcript of your academic record at Columbia College Chicago will not be changed.
Please note that attendance at the commencement ceremony does not constitute degree completion or graduation. Your diploma and official transcript cannot be issued until all financial obligations to Columbia College Chicago are settled.
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