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Apply to Graduate

It’s time to think about graduating when you are on track to successfully complete your program. Once you have completed the necessary courses, you need to:

  • Apply to graduate: this is how you receive your credentials
  • Register for convocation: this is the ceremony where your graduation is celebrated

All TRU students must apply to graduate to receive their credentials. This is different from attending the convocation ceremonies for which you also must register. You can apply at any time through myTRU.

When applying to graduate, there are two dates for convocation ceremonies that will depend on which deadline you apply by:

  • Apply by March 31 for the June ceremony
  • Apply by July 31 for the October ceremony

If you are not able to attend convocation, you can arrange to pick up your credential at the Registrar's Office or have it mailed to your home address.

Click through the links below for more details on:

Ensuring your information is correct

View your personal and program information in myTRU to ensure it is correct before you submit your application to graduate.

  • Name changes: You must provide the Registrar's Office with official documentation showing a name change.
  • Address changes: You can update your address though myTRU.
  • Program changes or additions (including majors and minors): contact your program advisor.

To register for Convocation, check the RSVP for Convocation box while completing these steps.

Checking the status of your application

Once you have applied, you may check back later and view the status of your application. Graduation approvals are completed the month before convocation.

Factors that affect your graduation status

Graduation from your program depends on a number of items
  • Application to graduate was submitted on time (see Dates & Deadlines)
  • All coursework is completed by the end of the Winter term (for June Convocation) or by the end of Summer term (for October Convocation)
  • All fees owing (finance, library, etc.) are paid in full
  • All term marks are input into the student record system
  • Your program advisor, chairperson or program coordinator has approved your program completion.
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