How to Graduate

Learn what you need to do to complete your degree and graduate from Evergreen.

Awarding of Degrees

Your degree is awarded when you have:

  • Met your degree’s credit requirements and all credits, including transfer and consortium credits, are finalized on your record
  • Submitted a final Academic Statement to your transcript for graduation (required if you are an undergrad admitted or re-admitted Fall 2013 or later; optional for others)
  • Received Director’s Approval (if you attended a graduate or Tribal program)

You must be admitted to Evergreen and apply for graduation in order to be awarded a degree.

Apply online.

You must be logged in to and within two quarters of earning the minimum number of credits toward your degree.

Apply on paper.

Mail, fax, or drop off your completed application to Registration & Records.

To participate in the graduation ceremony and to receive your diploma, your account will be automatically billed a $25 graduation fee, which you can pay online through (Go to Web Payment, select “Make a Payment” and add the outstanding balance to your basket.)

You should also complete the online career development exit survey.

Application Deadlines
Graduation QuarterDeadline
FallWeek 5, Fall Quarter (late October)
WinterWeek 5, Winter Quarter (early February)
Spring or SummerWeek 2, Spring Quarter (mid April)

Academic Statement

All undergraduate students admitted or re-admitted Fall 2013 or after are required to submit an Academic Statement to graduate. If you were admitted before Fall 2013 or you are a graduate student, you are encouraged, but not required, to submit your Academic Statement.


You must resolve any holds on your account before you can apply to graduate. If you have holds, see the to-do box on your home page for more information.

Undergraduate degrees

See Registration and Records’ site for undergraduate degree requirements.

Graduate degrees

See your graduate program’s site for their degree requirements. 

Preparing for Graduation

There are several things you may need to do before you graduate. Here is a list of the most common things students need to do before graduating (PDF).

Loan Exit Interviews

You must complete an exit interview if you received student loans while at Evergreen. See the links below for the exit interview process for the types of loans that you received.