Applying to Graduate

All schools at Emory University participate in online degree application submissions. Students may apply to graduate online through their OPUS account. Online degree applications will be available in OPUS one month prior to the deadline (see application deadlines below).

All schools at Emory University participate in online degree application submissions.  Students may apply to graduate online through their OPUS account. Online degree applications will be available in OPUS one month prior to the deadline (see application deadlines below).

ATTENTION DUAL DEGREE STUDENTS ONLY: You must submit a degree application to both schools. You will apply online, in OPUS, for the degree of the school in which you are currently enrolled.  A paper degree application should be completed and submitted to the other school. Online and/or paper degree applications are due to both schools by the application deadline. 

Be sure to check the degree information display carefully as you apply to ensure your diploma will be ordered correctly. Double-check the following:

  • Is your name spelled correctly in OPUS?
  • Are you applying for the degree you think you are?
  • Is your major listed correctly?

If anything about your degree information does not agree with your degree intention, contact the Office of Undergraduate Education (undergraduates), or your school’s Enrollment Services Office (graduates) immediately prior to applying to graduate.

Please know eligibility to apply for graduation does not necessarily mean that you have met all graduation requirements for your degree program. All requirements as stated in the Student Handbook for the year you entered the degree program supersede your eligibility to apply for graduation. You should receive additional information regarding graduation from your school.

Application Deadlines

Summer 2017

Name Change Deadline:

July 10, 2017

Application Deadline:

June 30, 2017

Graduation Date:

August 4, 2017

Fall 2017

Name Change Deadline:

October 31, 2017

Application Deadline:

September 8, 2017

Graduation Date:

December 16, 2017

Spring 2018

Name Change Deadline: 

February 28, 2018

Application Deadline:

February 9, 2018

Graduation Date:

May 12, 2018 (Oxford)
May 14, 2018 (Atlanta-Main Campus)

Once the deadline to apply has passed, the option to apply online will no longer be available in OPUS. After the deadline, late degree applications will need to be completed using the paper form available from your school or on the Office of the Registrar's website. An application received after the deadline for the term must be accompanied by a $25.00 late application fee and submitted to your school. If a late application is accepted by the Office of the Registrar there is no guarantee the diploma will be available at commencement, particularly for spring degree applicants.

Download the degree application and instructions for completing the degree application (pdf) using free Acrobat ReaderPlease note: Schools may have additional forms which need to be completed in addition to the degree application. Contact your school for further details.