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Apply to graduate

If you wish to graduate, you must apply to do so.  Students apply to graduate via the SSC.  Applications for May 2019 conferral are available starting December 15, 2018.

While completing your application, check your legal name and your listed specializations for accuracy.  Contact if there are any errors.  Once you have completed your grad application, hit the SUBMIT button to ensure your application is sent to Enrolment Services.

Please note:

  • To graduate in May 2019, the application deadline is February 28, 2019
  • UBC has no graduation fee
  • In order for your application to be accepted, you must also fulfill the degree completion deadline:
    • Undergraduate degrees: April 30th, 2019
    • Graduate degrees: Please contact the College of Graduate Studies for deadlines

Application Status

Check your application status on the SSC.  Once you have logged in, go to Graduation > Apply for Graduation > Get/Edit/view Application.

If you have applied for graduation, one of the following application statuses will appear on your record:


Applied for Graduation: Your application has been received. Applications will be reviewed once the graduation application closes at the end of February. (This is a good time to contact your faculty advisor or meet with an academic advisor to ensure all graduation requirements have been met.) Please note that you will not receive any correspondence regarding graduation until after the application has closed.


Pending/Pending Approved: Your application will remain pending or pending approved until all final grades are in and your file has been approved by the dean of your faculty.


Graduation Not Approved: Your application has not been approved by your faculty/school. Contact your faculty/school if you believe that you have met graduation requirements and should be eligible to graduate. Otherwise, you will need to re-apply for graduation in a subsequent session when you become eligible to graduate.


Withdrawn Application: Your application has been withdrawn and will not be evaluated for graduation. You must re-apply for a subsequent session.


Approved: Your file is complete and your application has been approved by the dean of your faculty. (This status usually appears in the months of May and November and will remain until the May and November Senate meetings.) Your credential will not appear on your transcript until Senate meets to approve all graduates and confer their degrees.


Conferred: Your degree has been conferred (awarded) and your credentials will appear on your transcript. (This status appears after the May and November Okanagan Senate meetings.)

Last reviewed shim9/26/2018 9:14:48 AM