Graduation Checklist

Verify your Degree Requirements

For questions or concerns about your degree requirements or completing your degree, please contact an Academic Advisor (for undergraduates) or your Department (for graduates and post-bacc) as soon as possible.  Students may also  review their unofficial transcript  by visiting and click “Self Service” under “Quicklinks.”  Click “My Academics” then “View My Advisement Report, then select 'Unofficial Transcript – Deg Aud'"

Complete your Graduation Application

If you are scheduled to complete your degree requirements by Spring 2022, or are within 6 credits of completing your requirements, you will receive a graduation application sent to your SAIC email account in early Spring 2022.

Commencement Regalia (optional)

You can order a cap and gown or other regalia through Herff Jones. These items will be delivered straight to your home. Regalia is not required, but if you wish to receive these items in time to submit your picture, please order no later than April 11. After this date, additional fees may apply. Herff Jones also provides customized graduation announcements, diploma frames, and other graduation items for those interested in purchasing them.

Clear All Financial Holds:

Outstanding holds and balances (e.g., tuition balance, library and media center fines) must be cleared before you receive your diploma. In addition, if you have borrowed a Federal Direct Stafford or Graduate PLUS loan, you must complete online exit counseling at . If you have borrowed a Federal Perkins loan, you must also complete separate online exit counseling at Check your financial status in SAIC Self-Service.