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Applying to Graduate

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The Application to Graduate will open on WebAdvisor on Monday, January 9, 2023, for students who plan on completing their program requirements in Winter 2023.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 3, 2023. Applications submitted past this deadline will be subject to a $60 application late fee. Failure to complete this application will affect your ability to graduate.

Note: There is no ceremony for the Fall 2022 graduation but graduates are invited to attend the ceremony in June 2023.

Please be sure to complete Steps 1 to 5 prior to applying to graduate to ensure that you receive all relevant communication regarding your graduation status.

Step 1: Verify your name in WebAdvisor

Your name will be displayed on your parchment exactly how it is shown on WebAdvisor. Please ensure your name is spelled correctly on WebAdvisor before submitting your Application to Graduate. Notice of legal name changes must be submitted to office GH108 along with the Notice of Change of Name form.

Step 2: Update your address

You must complete your Notice of Change of Address form prior to completing your Application to Graduate in order to receive all communication related to Convocation, including graduation tickets. Notice of Change of Address forms completed after an Application to Graduate will not be reflected on your student file and we cannot guarantee you will receive all relevant communication.

Step 3: Check your ‘My Academic Progress’ via Student Planning on WebAdvisor

Complete this step to to ensure you will be meeting the program requirements by the end of the Winter 2023 semester. It will show you the credits you have completed to date and the courses you still need to take to graduate. Cross reference with your Program Plan or Schedule of Studies in the Academic Calendar.

View the “Preparing to Graduate” presentation by Academic Advising. Questions about this step can be answered by your Academic Advisor.

Step 4: Declare an Area of Emphasis (AoE)

If your program supports the choice of an Area of Emphasis, Specialization or Certificate, please complete a Declaration of Area of Emphasis form. The Area of Emphasis, Specialization or Certificate will be noted on your transcripts.

Please note that your Area of Emphasis, Specialization or Certificate will not show on your degree parchment from the University of Guelph.

Step 5: Submit an Application to Graduate

The Application to Graduate is on WebAdvisor under “Academic Profile” and has a deadline of Friday, March 3, 2023. Applications submitted past this deadline will be subject to a $60 application late fee.

Failure to complete this application will affect your ability to graduate.

Note: On the application to graduate, there is an option for your degree to be read as Baccalaureate. This is the Latin term for Bachelor’s degree. These terms mean the same thing. Please choose one as you would like it to appear on your degree.

Graduation Standing

Standing on graduation is noted for graduates from the honours programs as follows:

Degree with Distinction: Cumulative average of 80% or higher.
Degree with Honours: Cumulative average of 70-79%.
Degree with Standing: Cumulative average of less than 70%.

If you have any questions or concerns about your eligibility to graduate, please contact your Academic Advisor.

Please note: Your distinction will not appear on your degree parchment, but will be available on your official transcript.

Outstanding fees

Any graduating student who has an outstanding balance at the time of Convocation, will be placed on Financial Sanction and will not be issued the official degree or diploma parchment at the convocation ceremony. Parchments will be withheld until payment is made.

Contact Us

If you have questions not addressed above, please email or call the Student Services office at 416-798-1331 ext. 6288.