Fall Degree Candidates
All schools at Emory University participate in online degree application and you can apply online through your OPUS account. Online degree applications will be available in OPUS one month prior to the deadline.
Be sure to check the degree information display carefully as you apply to ensure your diploma will be ordered correctly. If anything about your degree information does not agree with your degree intention, contact the Office of Undergraduate Education (undergraduates), or your school’s Enrollment Services Office (graduates) immediately prior to applying to graduate.
Please know eligibility to apply for graduation does not necessarily mean that you have met all graduation requirements for your degree program. All requirements as stated in the Student Handbook for the year you entered the degree program supersede your eligibility to apply for graduation. You should receive additional information regarding graduation from your school.
Fall 2016 Degree Application Deadline: September 9, 2016
Name Change Deadline: October 31, 2016
Graduation/End of Term Date: December 17, 2016
Degree Certification Deadline: January 3, 2017 (Law School Certification Deadline: February 6, 2017)
Once the deadline to apply has passed, the option to apply online will no longer be available in OPUS. After the deadline, late degree applications will need to be completed using the paper form available from your school or on the Office of the Registrar's website. An application received after the deadline for the term must be accompanied by a $25.00 late application fee and submitted to your school.
There are no formal commencement exercises held at the end of the fall term at Emory University, except for the School of Medicine. Diplomas for all other fall graduates will be mailed once final clearance has been received from your school. Fall diplomas will be mailed to the diploma address listed in OPUS. Students should update OPUS with the most current address and email information, as this will be where you will receive all diploma related information.
Please allow approximately eight to ten weeks after the end of the term to receive your diploma. Once diplomas have been shipped, you will receive an email confirmation along with a tracking number for your convenience (domestic students only).