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By completing your application to graduate this will alert your college program office to prepare your file to be cleared for graduation and allow you to receive your diploma.  Applying to graduate is not the same as RSVP'ing to participate in the ceremony.  Please make sure you have applied to graduate first, then you may RSVP if you plan to "walk" at Commencement. 

Application for Graduation Deadlines for Undergraduates
The following is a list of graduation months and the deadline to turn in your application for graduation for each.

  • May Graduation:  Application for Associate degree programs graduation must be submitted by the end of the first week of the semester during which you'll complete all requirements.
  • May Graduation:  Application for Bachelor degree programs graduation must be submitted by the 15th day of the preceding September.

If you are applying to graduate during a Fall or Summer semester- your application deadlines are:

Associate Degree Candidates: by the end of the first week of the semester
during which you'll complete all requirements  
Bachelor's Degree Candidates: December graduation March 15
May graduation September 15
August graduation December 15

Failure to adhere to the above deadlines may result in a late fee of $200.

* Should the 15th day fall on a weekend, the deadline will be the next business day.

The Salem Campus only holds commencement once per year in May.  Students graduating during Fall or Summer semesters may return and attend the commencement ceremony in May at the Salem Campus or may choose to participate in the commencement ceremony at the Kent State University Campus.  Contact the Kent State University Campus for information on participating at that campus. For more information regarding commencement for Kent State University at Salem, please contact Sarah Motts,, 330-337-4202.

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