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6.21 Convocation

Athabasca University approves and awards credentials every month at its regularly scheduled Academic Council meetings. For consideration to graduate, all students must submit an Application for Graduation Form to the Office of the Registrar. All requirements for the credential, including completing and submitting the Application for Graduation Form, must be received by Athabasca University by the 15th day of the month in order to be submitted to the next Academic Council meeting. For example, students who complete requirements by September 15 will have their application go forward to Academic Council's next meeting in October.

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6.21.1 Procedure

All students who receive graduate or undergraduate degrees are invited to attend convocation ceremonies held by Athabasca University in June. Graduates of university certificate or university diploma programs are listed in the convocation program, but do not participate in the June ceremony.

Before you complete and submit your Application for Graduation Form...
  • You must be active in a credential at Athabasca University.
  • You must complete and submit an Application for Graduation Form (PDF) to the Office of the Registrar.
  • Upon receipt of the Application for Graduation Form, the Office of the Registrar will begin monitoring your progress until all final grades are received.
  • The name appearing on the Application for Graduation Form must be identical to the name on your official student record. This name will appear on the parchment and in the convocation program. If a change to the student record is required, please complete and submit a Student Change of Information Form (PDF) to the Office of the Registrar.
  • All requirements for the credential must be in progress or completed before submitting an Application for Graduation Form.
  • All final grades, including grades for courses on a letter(s) of permission, must be received and processed by the Office of the Registrar before the 15th day of the month. All eligible students' names will appear on the list submitted to Academic Council at its next meeting.
  • If at any time you become inactive or you are not in enough courses to complete the requirements of your credential, you must reapply to graduate.
  • Upon receipt of an Application for Graduation Form, the Office of the Registrar will notify you in writing when all the requirements are complete and you become eligible to receive the credential.
  • Approximately two weeks after the Academic Council meeting, your parchment will be mailed to the address indicated on your Application for Graduation Form.
  • You must arrange to settle all outstanding accounts with Athabasca University (monies owing, return of library materials, etc.).
Additional information may be found on our convocation website.
     


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