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Applying to Graduate

Winter 2021

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The Application to Graduate is now on WebAdvisor for students who completed their program requirements in Fall 2020 or Winter 2021.

The deadline for applications is February 26, 2021. Any application submitted past the deadline will be subject to a $60 late fee.

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.

The Application to Graduate is now open.

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 Program/Academic Evaluation on WebAdvisor

You will find this under the Academic Profile. This will clearly outline if you have completed your graduation requirements. Questions about this 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 or Specialization, please complete a Declaration of Area of Emphasis form. The Area of Emphasis or Specialization will be noted on your transcripts.

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

Step 5: Submit an Application to Graduate

The online Application to Graduate on WebAdvisor has a deadline of February 26, 2021. 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.