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Students Who Were Awarded Degrees in the Preceding Summer, Fall or Winter Terms

  • Students who completed their degree requirements and received diplomas in the summer '16, fall '16 or winter '17 terms are eligible to take part in Commencement
  • If you graduated in a previous term, you should not file an Application for Degree form through DrexelOne or a Walkthrough form.

Application for Degree Form

  • If you are planning to receive a degree in the spring term, you must have filed an Application for Degree form with the Office of the University Registrar. The deadline for submitting this form via DrexelOne is May 1st. If you have not filed this form, please do so immediately, as this is what enables you to be a degree candidate and initiates the ordering of your diploma.
  • If you did not meet the deadline, your name will not appear in the Commencement program.

Degree-Clearing Process

  • All grades are due by Wednesday, June 21 at noon. There is no early grade submission for degree candidates.
  • Degree clearing will take place June 22-July 7.
  • A representative from each academic department will coordinate graduation clearing for that department's students with a member of the University Registrar staff. A complete listing of all clearing representatives can be found on the Drexel Central.
  • If you have questions, please visit AskDrexel.

Walkthrough Status

  • The ability to participate in Commencement activities, or "walk through," is available to students who will not have met their degree requirements by the end of spring term and are not degree candidates for spring term. After your advisor has signed your form, it should be returned to Drexel Central.
  • "Walkthrough" students will not receive a diploma until the term in which all requirements are met and they are officially cleared for graduation.
  • Walkthrough students are not considered degree candidates and therefore are not exempt from final exams in the spring
  • To be eligible for walkthrough status, the following must apply:

    Undergraduate students

    • You are a full-time student, within 20 credits of completing requirements, and you will complete your remaining credits by the end of the summer or fall term following Commencement.
    • You are a part-time student, within 12 credits of completing requirements, and you will complete your remaining credits by the end of the summer or fall term following Commencement.

    Graduate students

    • You are completing a thesis or dissertation, you have defended your work (Ph.D. candidates must submit their D-5 to the Graduate College by Wednesday, May 31, 2017) and are within two weeks of forwarding the completed dissertation copy to Hagerty Library.
    • For MS students with no thesis requirement, you are within six credits of completing your degree requirements at the end of the spring term and will complete all the assignments by the end of the summer term following Commencement.