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Undergraduate Graduation Application Procedure

  • Students must file an Application for Degree during the semester prior to their final semester or ASAP in order to graduate. You can find the application in BearPAWS>Student Services & Financial Aid>Student Records>Apply to Graduate. 

    Note: If no term appears for you to select, click on “Term Selection” at the bottom of the BearPAWS page.  Term selection is not the semester in which you plan on graduating so you can select the most recent term that you see in this field.  In a future screen you’ll select the semester in which you will complete your degree requirements.
  • You can confirm that your application has been received by following the same path above.  You will also see the status on your academic transcript on BearPAWS and in BearDeN (Graduation Status).
  • Please review your BearDeN degree audit carefully for outstanding degree requirements. Questions regarding your outstanding requirements should be directed to your academic advisor.
  • Undergraduates in the Crane School of Music are evaluated and informed by Crane staff.
  • SUNY Potsdam has four graduation dates: January, May, August and December. However, there is only one Commencement Ceremony in May. For information regarding the ceremony, visit the Commencement website.
  • Questions regarding the graduation application may be directed to the Registrar’s Office at registrar@potsdam.edu.

Graduate Graduation Application Procedure

  • Students must file an Application for Master's Degree during the semester prior to their final semester or ASAP in order to graduate. You can find the application in BearPAWS>Student Services & Financial Aid>Student Records>Apply to Graduate.
  • SUNY Potsdam has four graduation dates: January, May, August and December. However, there is only one Commencement Ceremony in May. For information regarding the ceremony, go online.
  • Questions and concerns may be directed to the Graduate Studies team: graduate@potsdam.edu, (315) 267-2165.