Summer Graduation

Attention:  Effective December 2018, the Fox School of Business will no longer hold a summer graduation ceremony. Instead, anticipated summer graduates will be invited to participate in the preceding May, or upcoming December ceremony based on eligibility. Please refer to the Spring or Winter graduation pages for additional details under the “Petition to Participate in the Graduation for Non-Graduates.”


Graduation Application Process for Summer 2020 graduates

The summer 2019 graduation application process is a four step process.  It is imperative that you complete each step of the process to be cleared for graduation and receive your diploma.

Step 1 – Submit Your Request for a Graduation Review – All Fox School students who expect to complete their degree requirement in summer of 2020 must file an “Request for a Graduation Review (also known as “courses remaining)” with the Fox School by February 23, 2020. Your academic advisor will complete a graduation review and send you a list of your remaining requirements prior to registering for your final semester. Click here to request a graduation review of remaining courses.

All students should review their DARS report and their program information in Banner to be sure their information is accurate. Students should schedule an appointment with their academic advisors to report errors or make corrections to programs.

Step 2 – Check your Email – After your Request for a Graduation Review has been processed, your academic advisor will email you a Graduation Review, which will list all of your courses remaining to graduate. it takes approximately four to five weeks for processing. If you do not successfully complete these courses, your remaining requirements will need to be revised. In this case, please contact your academic advisor.

Step 3 – Review your summer course registration – Please verify that you are registered for the courses listed on your “Courses Remaining for Graduation” that you received from your academic advisor. Check your DARS report to be sure all your requirements are met. Report any discrepancies to your advisor. If you did not successfully complete all of your spring and/or summer courses, your remaining requirements will need to be revised – please contact your academic advisor.

Step 4 – Submit Graduation application – You must submit an application for summer 2020 graduation in Self-Service Banner. You will not be included on the final graduation list or receive a diploma if you do not complete this step. View below how to apply for graduation in the TUPortal.

Check back in mid-March 2020 for deadline updates. If you miss the deadline, you will need to visit the Registrar’s office and submit a paper application. The Registrar’s office is located in 200 Conwell Hall, 1801 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19122.

  • Log into the TU Portal and click on the Self Service Banner link in the left column
  • Click on the Student tab
  • Click on the Student Records tab
  • Click on Apply to Graduate and follow the instructions to complete

Before submitting, verify that all your program information is listed correctly in the application – your graduation date, your major(s), minor(s) and certificate(s). Please be sure that your name is spelled and punctuated exactly as you want it to appear on your diploma.

  • If all of your program information is correct, submit your application.
  • If any program information or your graduation date is incorrect, see your advisor BEFORE submitting your application.

If you have already submitted a graduation application through Self-Service Banner, click on View Graduation Application and review the information to be sure it is correct.

If you cannot complete your degree requirements by the end of summer of 2020,  email your advisor to request that your anticipated graduation date be changed in self-service banner.

If you have questions about your requirements, please contact your academic advisor.

If you have problems submitting the graduation application, please contact your advisor with specific details of the problem.

Petition to Participate in Graduation for Non-Graduates

Graduation is a time to celebrate the completion of your degree and is a joyous time for both graduates and their families. Students who are not graduating, but are within two courses (maximum of eight credits) may petition to participate in graduation prior to graduating. If approved, students will participate in the ceremony, but their names will not appear in the programs nor will honors be announced (this is often important to families.

Effective December 2018, the Fox School only holds two graduation ceremonies: Winter and Spring. The Winter Ceremony is for students have completed their degree requirements by the end of the fall semester. The Spring Ceremony is for students who have completed the degree requirements by the end of the spring semester.

Petitions must be submitted by the University graduation application deadline (see below) for the graduation requested NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

The deadlines are:

– November 15 for the January graduation ceremony

– February 15 for the May commencement and graduation ceremonies

Must first log into your TUMail to access this petition – Click here to submit your petition to participate as a non-graduate in the commencement ceremony.