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Stanford awards degrees at the end of each term: Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer. A ceremony to recognize you as a graduate, regardless of which term your degree is awarded, is normally held at the end of the Spring term. See the Commencement website for more details.

Graduation Resources

Prepare to Apply to Graduate: Visit the Graduation Checklist to ensure you’re completing the necessary requirements to graduate.

Apply to Graduate: To apply for graduation, you must complete an online application. Visit How do I apply to graduate for more details. You are required to have an active registration status by either being enrolled in courses for the quarter in which you’re applying for graduation or in an approved special registration status.

Deadlines: Visit the Academic Calendar for application deadlines. 

Diplomas: Visit Diplomas.