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Applying for Graduation

Graduating studentCongratulations! If you are reading this page, graduation is in your future. This is one of the most exciting times in your life but it can also be a bit hectic given the number of forms and looming deadlines. The links below will help you plan ahead so you can reduce your stress and make the most out of this special time.

Graduate School - Graduation Deadline Information
This page offers a list of steps that must be completed before graduation along with specific deadlines, information on campus offices that are involved with each step, and a checklist of graduate school procedures. This information is very useful, please read it carefully.

Graduate School - Forms for Graduating Students
You will find fillable PDF versions for forms that must be completed before graduation.

It is a student's responsibility to make sure that his/her graduation forms are completed. For questions, please contact 

OPT Application Instructions for International Students
Students who wish to apply for OPT should start the process at least 60 days before graduation.

Graduation Items
The Clemson University Barnes and Noble Bookstore has information for those who plan to attend graduation and need to purchase a cap and gown (M.S. graduates) or rent (Ph.D. students) a gown and hood.

Department of Automotive Engineering Graduation Survey
All graduating students will be contacted and asked to complete the graduation survey. The information gathered through the survey allows us to compile statistics about the program and stay in touch when you become alumni.

As they near graduation, you will also receive information on other check-out procedures required by the department. These will be sent via e-mail from the graduate student services coordinator.