Application for Graduation

To become a candidate for graduation, a student must “Apply for Graduation” on SOLAR. If a student is not enrolled at Stony Brook for the term they want to earn their degree, they must file an Application for Degree form in the Registrar’s Office. May and August candidates who wish to be included in the May Commencement Program must file by the previous February.

Deadlines:
December and January candidates: end of the second week of the Fall semester.
May and August candidates: end of the second week of the Spring semester.

Students who miss the deadline dates noted in the Academic Calendar will not be included in the Commencement publications. Exact deadlines appear in the academic calendar, available at http://www.stonybrook.edu/registrar.

To change your Graduation date, a student must complete a “Change of Graduation” form, available at the Registrar’s office or on the Registrar’s Webpage using the link “Forms” at http://www.stonybrook.edu/registrar/forms.shtml.

Diplomas take 4-6 weeks to receive after the degree has been completed and posted to the record.