Applying to Graduate

When you are nearing the completion of your program - usually the semester before you plan to finish your degree requirements - you must file an application for graduation. There is no fee for applying to graduate. The easiest and fastest way to apply is through myBanner.  After logging into myBanner, select Student, then Student Records, and Apply to Graduate.  Paper applications may also be submitted to either of the Student Assistance Centers (150 Student Services in Allendale or 115C DeVos in Grand Rapids) or may be emailed to

Summer Candidates

Summer candidates are invited to participate in either the Winter or Fall commencement ceremony. Please note that your application for graduation should still indicate that you intend to graduate in the Spring/Summer semester even though you may be walking in the ceremony for another semester.

Please Note:

  • Degrees are awarded four times per year: Fall, winter, and twice during the spring/summer semester. 
  • Students should apply to graduate for the term in which all their degree requirements will be completed. Students may check their degree progress in myPath.
  • Commencement ceremony information can be found at