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Graduates 2013

Check your DegreeWorks Degree Audit

Follow these 5 STEPS TO GRADUATION


1. Meet with Your Advisor

Together, you and your advisor will run your electronic degree audit through DegreeWorks and check your progress toward your degree.

Note: You no longer need a "petition to graduate." Paper/hard copy petitions are available if you would like one for personal use.

Online Students: Students in the online degree programs offered through Oregon Tech's Online Department should contact online@oit.edu two terms before graduation for correct applications.

2. Submit an Application for Degree

Submit the Application for Degree at least two terms prior to your anticipated degree completion term. There is a $56.00 fee that will be put on your student account when you apply to graduate.  Your records will be reviewed by the Graduation Analyst in the Registrar's Office and you will be notified if additional courses/course substitutions/transcripts are needed in order for you to graduate.

3. Register for Commencement

Complete the Walk Form if you wish to participate in the graduation ceremony. Visit the commencement site for details about the ceremony dates, times, locations, regalia, etc. If you do not wish to participate in commencement the Registrar's Office will mail your diploma to you, please ensure you have updated your Diploma Mailing address with the Registrar’s Office.

4. Complete an Exit Interview & Clear Your Holds

All graduating seniors who have loans must participate in an Exit Interview in order to graduate.

Students should check their account for holds before graduation. Those who have holds placed on their accounts will not be given their diplomas (review the diploma release policy). Holds can result from very small charges, such as library fines or medicinal charges at the Student Health Center. Students can ensure that their accounts are free of holds at the Cashier's Office in Snell Hall or on Web for Student.

5. Complete Degree Requirements

Review your DegreeWorks audit to verify all degree requirements are met. Requirements for Associate, Bachelor, and Master degrees at Oregon Institute of Technology are determined by, and vary with, academic departments. Curricular requirements for each degree can be found in the catalog under each department.
Students completing Master degrees must complete their Project or Thesis and have their Final Approval Form signed and submitted to the Registrar's Office before they can graduate.

Congratulations, you have completed your last course!  Now what?

After you have passed your last courses and completed all of you graduation requirements, you will need to allow 2-4 weeks for your degree to be awarded to your official records and your diploma to be mailed to you.

Grades must be finalized and it must be verified that you have successfully completed all degree requirements before your degree is awarded and recorded on your transcript.  Once your degree is awarded, you will be notified by email to your Oregon Tech email address. You can also check your unofficial transcript on Web for Student to see if your degree has been awarded.

 

Spring Graduates Walking in the Commencement Ceremony

Diplomas are issued at Commencement.  If you receive your diploma, you will still not be “officially” graduated until grades are finalized and it is verified that you have successfully completed all degree requirements.  Please allow 2-4 weeks for your degree to be officially awarded to your records. 

Three weeks prior to commencement, the Oregon Tech faculty submit estimated grades for graduating seniors.  If your estimated grade is failing or incomplete, you will find a letter, rather than a diploma, inside your cover at commencement.  After completion of all degree requirements, you will receive your diploma in the mail. 

Please Note:  Diplomas are held if there is an outstanding balance on your student account and/or if required loan Exit interviews have not been completed.