Important Information Regarding the Graduation Application Requirements and Graduation Procedures
Students should familiarize themselves with the specific requirements for their program and be familiar with the
requirements for graduation as outlined in Academic Policies.
After final grades have been processed all students who applied for their degree will be reviewed. After review, any
student who has not met all degree requirements will be notified of the deficiency and may reapply for the new term in
which they will meet all requirements. If a student has not met the degree requirements for the semester in which
they have applied, a new graduation application must be filled out for the new term in which they will meet the
Students are ultimately responsible for ensuring that all degree requirements have been fulfilled. Course requirements
for programs are specified in the degree audit. A student may complete his/her degree at the end of the Fall, Spring and
Summer semesters. SUNY Cobleskill confers degrees in each of these semesters, but has only a Spring commencement
All holds must be satisfied before a transcript or diploma will be released.
Transfer credits- Students expecting to have transfer credit count towards graduation should have all transcripts on file
and credits posted before graduation.
Graduation Fee (effective 7/6/2011)
The Graduation Fee is a one-time fee billed in the semester the student graduates. The non-refundable $50 fee covers
the cost of degree evaluations, the diploma, diploma cover and ceremony. Students participating in the Commencement
ceremony must pay the College Store for the purchase cost of commencement apparel.
Graduation Policy Information
12.10 Participation in Graduation Ceremony
All candidates who apply and are certified as enrolled in course work to meet all degree requirements identified for graduation by the
registrar may participate in the graduation ceremony. A candidate for May graduation is an associate degree student who will have
completed all course requirements in their area or a Bachelor degree student who will have completed all course requirements. The
only exceptions will be for Bachelors degree students missing a summer degree internship or for students in an associate degree
program which, by design, requires a summer internship. (Effective Fall 2011 – updated 3/11)
Students who have met all degree requirements the previous summer or fall semesters prior to May graduation must also apply for
graduation and indicate their intention to participate in the May graduation ceremony. Disclaimers will be printed in the graduation
program, indicating names listed are of candidates for the degree, subject to certification of having met all degree requirements.
Certification of those degree requirements will be completed by June 1. Diplomas will be mailed to all successful graduates who have
applied for graduation.
12.11 Students are required to apply for graduation in the semester prior to the anticipated degree completion. Students must apply
by the dates established by the Registrar’s Office. Students who do not apply will not be allowed to participate in the graduation
ceremony (See 12.10). (Effective Fall 2011 – updated 3/11)