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Graduating Students

Congratulations! If you’re looking at this page, you’re almost ready to wrap up a successful graduate career at Binghamton University.

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Degree Completion Assistant

The Graduate School Manual


Use the deadlines and instructions below to ensure a smooth and successful final semester. These deadlines are important. If the deadlines are not met, you will have to register for the next semester and receive your degree then.

International students: If you do not graduate by the completion date listed on your I-20, you must apply for a program extension with ISSS.




Summer 2015

Fall 2015

Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD) Form
Submit form as soon as you determine that you wish to graduate
Absolute deadline for form submission
July 22
August 7
October 30
December 8
Electronic Thesis/Dissertation Submission (view instructions)
Recommended for timely formatting assistance
Absolute deadline for new submissions, prior to formatting revisions
July 30
August 7
November 24
December 15
Submit Recommendation for Award of Degree forms August 7 December 15
Attend Commencement Ceremony and Celebrate!
Degree Conferral Date
Commencement Ceremony
August 14
December 20
December 20
December 20
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Last Updated: 7/30/15