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You can apply for graduation through your CUNYfirst Student Center for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Winter applications are submitted to the QC Hub by email at

Semester Filling
Awarded in CUNYfirst Diploma
Fall Nov. 1 Apr. 1 Apr. 15 Jan. 1
Winter Jan.1 Apr. 1 Apr. 15 Feb. 1
Spring Mar. 1 Jul. 15 Aug. 1 Date of
(for commencement)
Apr. 1 Oct. 15 Nov. 1 Sep. 1
Summer Jul. 1 Oct. 15 Nov. 1 Sep. 1

* Diploma ordered date is the date the diploma order is sent to our vendor. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing and delivery.

Degree Audit Process

The official audit is conducted by the QC Hub, Graduation Audit Unit, and supersedes all other indications that the student has completed all the degree requirements. The degree audit is the final step before degree conferral.

Step 1: File for graduation via your CUNYfirst account. Please be aware of the application deadline.
Once complete your graduation status will be listed as “Apply for Graduation.”

Step 2: Your student record will be reviewed for completion of the college’s general education requirements, pending the completion of the current semester’s coursework.
Once complete your graduation status will change to “Program in Review.”

Step 3: Your student record will then be reviewed for major/minor specific requirements.
Once complete your graduation status will change to “Needs to Finish Pending Work.”

Step 4: After grades have been posted to your account and the college’s grading process is complete, a final review of your application will be completed, and the graduation notation will be posted.
Once complete your graduation status will change to “Degree Awarded.”


Graduation FAQs

How will my name appear on my diploma?

Names of graduates will appear on the diplomas as they appear in CUNYfirst. To change your first name or surname you must fill out a Name Change form.

When is commencement?

Commencement is held once a year, at the end of the spring semester. It is imperative to file for graduation on time to be included in the commencement activities. For spring candidates the deadline is March 1; for summer candidates the deadline is April 1. For more information, please visit the Commencement and Event page.

What if I want to change my graduation semester?

Students who wish to cancel their graduation application and apply for a subsequent semester can file a Change of Graduation form.

Can I have a grade changed after I graduate?

Student records are closed at graduation. No grade changes may be made to a student’s academic record after the degree has been awarded. Contact the Graduation Audit Unit in the QC Hub if you wish to delay your graduation to a subsequent semester if you are in the process of having a grade changed.

What is Maintenance of Matriculation?

Graduate students must be enrolled or maintain matriculation for the semester in which they intend to graduate. Graduate students who are not enrolled in classes but have completed their coursework must file a Maintenance of Matriculation form and pay the associated fee. The Maintenance of Matriculation fee is nonrefundable and cannot be waived.


Diplomas are ordered after the degree is posted in CUNYfirst. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing and delivery.

Alumni who wish to reorder their diploma may do so by emailing Please provide us with your name, CUNYfirst ID if known, date of birth, approximate dates of attendance and degree


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Location: Virtual
Virtual Appointments: QC Navigate​​

Virtual Office Hours

Mon - Thu
9am to 5pm
9am to 1pm
Due to current circumstances and in efforts to protect the health and safety of our community, the QC Hub will be virtual until the foreseeable future. You can make a virtual appointment via QC Navigate​.  If you would like to learn more about how to use Navigate, please click here​. We look forward to assisting you.