Applying to Graduate

All schools at Emory University participate in online degree application submissions.  Students may apply to graduate online through their OPUS account. Online degree applications will be available in OPUS one month prior to the deadline (see application deadlines below).

Be sure to check the degree information display carefully as you apply to ensure your diploma will be ordered correctly. Double-check the following:

  • Is your name spelled correctly in OPUS?
  • Are you applying for the degree you think you are?
  • Is your major listed 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.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines
Fall 2023Spring 2024Summer 2024
Degree Application OpenAugust 9, 2023January 3, 2024June 3, 2024
Degree Application DeadlineOctober 31, 2023February 16, 2024July 3, 2024
Name Change DeadlineNovember 15, 2023February 29, 2024July 17, 2024
Graduation DateDecember 16, 2023May 13, 2024August 9, 2024

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. 

Download the degree application and instructions for completing the degree application (pdf) using free Acrobat ReaderPlease note: Schools may have additional forms which need to be completed in addition to the degree application. Contact your school for further details.