Preparing for Graduation

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There is NO commencement ceremony in the summer. Summer graduates have a choice of participating in either the May or December graduation ceremonies.

Graduate students must go to The Graduate School for graduation procedures.

To Graduate:

  • Apply for graduation online through EKU Direct:
    1.  Log on to EKU Direct
    2. Click "Student Services & Financial Aid"
    3. Click "Student Records"
    4. Click "Apply to Graduate"

    » If the graduation date you want to apply for is not listed or if the information offered is incorrect contact the Academic Administrative Specialist for your major.
    » After your application is processed an Academic Administrative Specialist will review your academic records and will email you concerning your graduation requirements.

  • A graduation fee will be billed to your EKU account. Associate and Bachelor degrees are $50.  Additional fees are required to puchase your cap, gown, and tassel.
    If you are receiving an Undergraduate Certificate, a $20 fee will assessed (those receiving undergraduate certificates are not eligible to participate in the University graduation ceremony).
  • Inform Academic Administrative Specialist of any name, address, phone, or e-mail changes.
  • Check your e-mail regularly as any problems with this process are communicated through your EKU e-mail address.
  • As your graduation date approaches, you will receive information from the Registrar's Office regarding graduation.