Catalog → Requirements for Graduation
To be eligible for graduation, a student must:
Students must check their official FSU student email account on a regular basis for updates on their graduation status. Students must maintain contact with their academic department and/or advisor to ensure that all necessary documents are completed and all graduation requirements are met. Requirements are considered complete only when appropriate documentation is received by the Office of the Registrar.
Students are subject to the institutional regulations in effect when they apply for graduation. Changes in institutional regulations may change the graduation requirements specified above. Hence, students are encouraged to know the institutional regulations in effect at the time of their anticipated graduation. Once a degree is conferred, the academic record is closed and therefore no changes may be made relevant to that particular program.
Students can begin to request official transcripts through their online Banner account four weeks after the commencement ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed to students four weeks after the commencement ceremony. Students must satisfy all financial obligations to the university and complete the financial aid exit interview, if applicable, to receive a diploma and/or transcript.
Summer Graduation Policy
Students who meet the following criteria may participate in the May Commencement and must apply for graduation online using a summer I or summer II graduation date by March 30 of the same year. Students who take this course of action must complete their graduation requirements over the subsequent summer terms:
Diplomas and transcripts for students who complete requirements in the summer will indicate the date at end of the summer term the student completes requirements.
This option is only available for May commencement.