Apply to Graduate

Application Information

The application for graduation is available online from July 1 to April 30 every year. The graduation application helps determine which Convocation ceremony you will be assigned to, but eligibility for degree conferral (i.e. getting your degree) is determined by the Registrar's Office. For more information on your degree, conferral dates or your specific graduation application please email credentials@unbc.ca 

UNBC confers degrees three times a year: September, January and May. The degree conferral schedule will depend on meeting requirements in your last semester. If you meet the requirements to have your degree conferred in September or January you will have the option of receiving your parchment before the annual Convocation; however, you will still be invited to the appropriate Convocation ceremony.

For more information on the Application for Graduation fee visit www.unbc.ca/convocation/fees

Requirements

Undergraduate Students

There are multiple deadlines to apply to graduate. Please apply to graduate as soon as you have registered for your final semester. This means that if you register for your last September and January semesters in the Fall you would apply to graduate before the Fall deadline. 

  • Fall semester deadline is November 1st.
  • Winter semester deadline is March 1st.
  • Summer semester deadline is July 15th.

To apply to graduate, please log into myUNBC, click 'Register' on the right-hand side, click 'Student Records', and then click 'Apply to Graduate'. If you are having trouble, follow the Online Application for Graduation Instructions.

Reminders

  • You should be registered in any remaining coursework prior to applying for graduation;
  • The application does not guarantee conferral of your degree;
  • The processing fee is non-refundable and non-transferable;
  • The processing fee will accompany each application (i.e. if you have multiple credentials you need to apply for each separately);
  • Official transcripts for coursework completed on a Letter of permission at another institution must be received by the Office of the Registrar on or before May 3 in order to complete a degree audit.

Graduate Students

There are multiple deadlines to apply to graduate. Please apply to graduate once you are registered in your final semester. 

  • Fall semester deadline is November 1st.
  • Winter semester deadline is March 1st.
  • Spring semester deadline is July 15th.

To apply to graduate, please log into myUNBC, click 'Register' on the right hand side, follow links to 'Student Records,' and then click the "Apply to Graduate." If you are having trouble, follow the Online Application for Graduation Instructions.

Reminders

  • If you are not able to defend your thesis by April 30th please wait to apply to graduate for the July 15th deadline;
  • The application does not guarantee conferral of your degree;
  • The processing fee is non-refundable and non-transferable;
  • The processing fee will accompany each application (i.e. if you have multiple credentials you need to apply for each separately);
  • You must meet the graduate deadlines in order to allow time for an official degree audit, and ensure eligibility to graduate. Please contact the Graduate Office directly for an updated schedule: grad-office@unbc.ca