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In order to graduate:

  • a student must complete all the requirements set by Senate for a credential;
  • a student must apply to graduate;
  • the Office of the Registrar must confirm the student has met all requirements;
  • the Senate must confer the credential.

Each student must apply to graduate, regardless of whether or not they plan to attend the convocation ceremonies.

1) Ensure you are on track to graduate with your intended credential.

  • Review your graduation audit in My Action Plan (MAP)
    • If you intend to graduate with a different credential than is shown in your MAP audit, then you will need to declare your program.
    • All requirements must be met with previously completed courses or courses in progress (CIP) before you apply to graduate.
    • Do not apply to graduate until you have begun your final term/courses to complete requirements for your program,
  • If you need assistance interpreting your graduation audit or changing your program, see an Academic Advisor.
  • For more details about graduation requirements, see the University Calendar and Policy AR16, Requirements for Graduation.

2) Apply to Graduate once you've begun your final term of coursework and confirmed that you will be eligible.

Use the Apply to Graduate module in Online Self Service to apply to graduate. 

Only if the Apply to Graduate module in Online Self Service does not show your program should you use the Graduation and Convocation Application form 

  • Finishing in the Fall Term (September - December)?
    • Apply between September 1 and October 31 and your credential will normally be conferred at the meeting of Senate at the end of January, making you eligible to attend Spring Convocation.
    • If you apply from November 1 through December 31, your credential will normally be conferred at the meeting of Senate at the end of February, making you eligible to attend Spring Convocation.
  • Finishing in the Spring Term (January - April)? 
    • Apply between January 1 and February 28 and your credential will normally be conferred at the meeting of Senate at the end of May, making you eligible to attend Spring Convocation.
    • If you apply from March 1 through April 30, your credential will normally be conferred at the meeting of Senate at the end of June, making you eligible to attend Fall Convocation.
  • Finishing in the Summer Term (May - August)?
    • Apply between May 1 and June 30 and your credential will normally be conferred at the meeting of Senate at the end of September, making you eligible to attend Fall Convocation.
    • If you apply from July 1 through August 31, your credential will normally be conferred at the meeting of Senate at the end of October, making you eligible to attend the next Spring Convocation.
  • Credentials conferred by Senate in the month prior to a Convocation will be given to those that attend a Convocation ceremony. All other credentials will be mailed.

3) As part of your application to graduate, you will indicate whether or not you wish to attend convocation to receive your credential along with your classmates. (Attendance is optional. Graduates that do not attend convocation will be sent their credential by mail.)

4) Successfully complete any courses in progress, and watch for updates.

  • The header of your MAP audit will show the status of your application.
  • Notices of your assessment will be sent to your KPU email address.
  • The Graduation Roll will be updated after each month's meeting of Senate to include all graduates approved by Senate. Updates normally happen within two days following each Senate meeting.

5) Need a transcript that shows your credential?

  • Once your name appears on the Graduation Roll you may order an official transcript that states the credential awarded.
  • Credentials conferred by Senate in the month prior to a Convocation will be given to those that attend a Convocation ceremony. All other credentials will be mailed.

Note: Use your KPU email account and include your student ID number when emailing graduation@kpu.ca We only respond with personal information to KPU email accounts.