Apply to Graduate

To graduate, students must submit a formal application for graduation within the required deadlines. If a student plans to graduate, they must submit an application regardless of whether or not they intend to participate in the convocation ceremony.

Graduation Timeline

There are two graduation dates each year, one in spring and another in fall. You must have all program requirements completed and graded before you are eligible to graduate.

  • Spring graduation: May 8, 2024
  • Fall graduation: November 1, 2024

There is no formal graduation ceremony for students who graduate in November. All November graduates will be invited to participate in the following May convocation ceremony.

Spring graduation in May

Application opens:November 27, 2023
Application deadline:December 10, 2023
Application review:December 11 - 15, 2023
Notification of eligibility:December 18, 2023
Degree requirements must be completed by:April 24, 2024

Fall graduation in November

Application opens:September 2, 2024
Application deadline:October 1, 2024
Application review:October 2 - 7, 2024
Notification of eligibility:October 11, 2024
Degree requirements must be completed by:September 30, 2024

Eligibility to Graduate

  • To graduate in May, you must complete and be graded on all of your program requirements by the end of April.
  • To graduate in November, you must complete and be graded on all of your requirements by the end of September.
  • If you are completing your degree requirements in December, you are eligible for graduation in May.

Degree Parchments and Transcripts

  • When you apply to graduate, you will be asked how you wish your name to be printed on your degree parchment. Only your legal name can be printed on your parchment, however, you can choose to have your full middle name or initials included.
  • Your degree parchment cannot be released to you until your day of graduation at the earliest, provided all tuition and charges are paid in full.
  • Transcripts denoting your graduation from the program cannot be ordered until after the date of graduation.
  • You cannot receive your degree parchment or transcripts if you have an outstanding balance owing to the University.

Applying to Graduate

  • The application to graduate is on myEC under the Academic Profile heading.
  • The current graduation fee is $85.00 and this fee will automatically be applied to your tuition account at the time of application.

Graduation Exhibition

The graduation exhibition is an opportunity for graduating students to showcase their work. The exhibition is coordinated by a Graduation Exhibition Committee who will make information available about the exhibition in February each year. Inquiries about the exhibition should be emailed to