Office of the Registrar

Applying for Graduation

How to Apply for Graduation

Undergraduate Students:

All graduating undergraduates must declare their intent to graduate by applying online through the WISER system.

Once you have applied for a graduation date, the Bursars office will bill you for the $200 commencement fee. This is a mandatory fee.

First, log into your WISER account and look under the academic tab in your student center to make sure all of the majors, minors, concentrations, and or tracks declared are correct. If the information listed is incorrect or incomplete, fill out the Change of Major, Minor, or Program of Study form, obtain the appropriate signatures, and submit it to the one stop center for processing. If it is correct then you can apply for graduation.

To Apply for Graduation:  

  1. You must apply through WISER. Once logged in, select Academic Planning>Planner>Academics>Apply for Graduation.
  2. Click on the program you plan to graduate in and it will bring you to another screen.
  3. From the drop down menu select the term of your graduation. PLEASE NOTE: FALL=DECEMBER; SPRING=MAY/JUNE AND SUMMER =AUGUST. Click continue.
  4. On the next screen, select submit and, if you are eligible, to apply you will receive a message that you have successfully applied for graduation. If you are not eligible to apply, it will let you know and you will have to rectify the problem.
  5. Please print a copy of the confirmation for your records. (Print from a computer that will print the date on form.)

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Graduate Students

All graduating students must declare their intent to graduate by applying online through the WISER system, and by filling out the applicable degree application form below.

Once you have applied for a graduation date, the Bursars office will bill you for the $200 commencement fee. This is mandatory fee. 

To Apply for Graduation:

  1. You must apply through WISER. Once logged in, select Academic Planning>Planner>Academics>Apply for Graduation.
    1. Click on the program you plan to graduate in and it will bring you to another screen.
    2. From the drop down menu select the term of your graduation. PLEASE NOTE:FALL=DECEMBER;SPRING=MAY/JUNE AND SUMMER=AUGUST. Click continue.
    3. On the next screen, select submit and, if you are eligible, to apply you will receive a message that you have successfully applied for graduation. If you are not eligible to apply, it will let you know and you will have to rectify the problem.
    4. Please print a copy of the confirmation for your records. (Print from a computer that will print the date on form). 
  2. Then complete the appropriate degree application form found below.  
    • Please submit the completed Degree Application with a copy of your unofficial transcript to the Registrar’s Office by the application deadline. Applications can be faxed to 617.287.6242 or emailed to graduate.records@umb.edu or brought to the Registrar's Office on the 4th floor of the Campus Center.

Graduate students must print the appropriate degree application form for their degree (listed below) and follow the instructions. Please note: Doctoral degrees are not awarded in August.

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Graduation Forms

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