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Graduation Guidelines

Guidelines for Graduation
Students must apply to graduate online via myHeliotrope by the published deadline on the Registrar homepage.

Instructions for completing the graduation application:

  1. Make an appointment with your advisor to review your Degree Progress Report to make sure you are on track to graduate. If you are uncertain about any requirements or policies, please check with your department or the Office of the Registrar.
  2. If changes need to be made to your Degree Progress Report, please have your advisor notify the Office of the Registrar.
  3. Apply to graduate via myHeliotrope. When submitting your application, you must first choose the current term, to select your degree curriculum.

How do I find...

The Online Graduation Application?

  • Go to my.purchase.edu
  • Login to myHeliotrope
  • Select Student
  • Select Student Records
  • Select Apply to Graduate

My Degree Progress Report?

  • Go to my.purchase.edu
  • Login to myHeliotrope
  • Select Student
  • Select Student Records
  • Select Degree Progress Report

What if...?

I don't complete my senior project by the last day of the semester?
In extenuating circumstances a sponsor may grant an incomplete grade. The project must be submitted to the library before the first day of the spring semester to be considered a January graduate, before Commencement day to be considered a May graduate and before the August degree conferral date to be considered an August graduate. If an incomplete is not granted or the project is not submitted by the above deadlines, you will need to re-register for 4 credits of the Senior Project and verify with the registrar that your application for graduation is still valid.


I take an incomplete in my final semester?
An incomplete in your final semester usually results in delaying the graduation date until the next semester. Please consult with the registrar for details.


I miss the graduation application deadline?
You must apply for the next semester's graduation. If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact the Office of the Registrar.