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Students should apply for graduation one year prior to their intended graduation date. In order to graduate in a given semester students must apply prior to the deadline.  To apply for graduation, complete the Online Application to Graduate via MyView.  For help, follow these instructions

Please note: During the graduation application process you can elect to exclude your name from appearing in the commencement program.  If you currently have a FERPA restriction hold on your record, you still must elect to not have your name displayed - if that is your wish.  Otherwise, your name will appear in the commencement program.

Graduation Deadlines

Before Graduation

Students are encouraged once they apply to graduate to make sure their name and mailing address are correct with the Registrar's Office.    If you have a official or minor name change you would like listed on your diploma, contact Debbie Meyers


For more information regarding commencement, visit the University Events commencement site.

After Commencement

When do I get my diploma?

Your diploma will be mailed to you 6-8 weeks after commencement.  Please allow 30 days for postal delivery.  If you have not yet received your diploma, you may contact the Registrar's Office, (Debbie Meyers at 314-516-5548 or to check on the status.

What if I owe the university money?

If you have a balance on your student account, your diploma will be held until your account is paid in full.

Requesting Additional Copies of Your Diploma

If you need to request another copy of your diploma, please complete the duplicate diploma request (PDF 115KB) and fax or mail to our office.  If a notarized copy is needed, complete the request for notarization and attach to your duplicate diploma request.

Fax to: (314) 516-7096

Mail to: Debra Meyers
Office of the Registrar
269 MSC
One University Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63121

To submit payment by credit card for your duplicate diploma request, please visit: