Undergraduate Programs


An application for graduation needs to be submitted one year prior to your anticipated graduation. Applications are online.

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Important Notes:

  • If you are completing a minor or second major, please prepare an electronic copy of the minor form to upload to the graduation application before applying. Only completed applications with appropriate forms will be included on academic record. See forms below for more information.
  • Graduation information for each term can be found here

    *CURRENT GRADUATING SENIORS* Diploma Correction & Other Important Information

    • Open/Close Name Changes

      Below is information on how to change your name on your official graduation diploma: 

      • Go to Buckeyelink to see how your name will be listed on the diploma.
      • Go to Personal Information section and click on Diploma Name.  Your name will be displayed the way it will appear on your Diploma.  Follow the directions to make any changes. 
      • This link will be available through the 10th week of the term in which you have applied to graduate.
      • This is not an application for graduation. You must follow the deadlines and application process for your college or department.
      • This is NOT an official name change. The name entered will only be used for printing the diploma and the commencement program. Transcripts and enrollment verification will continue to use your primary name. If you need to update your primary name, please complete a Request for Change of Record Change of Record by the end of the 10th week before commencement.

      Questions: Email hoying.1@osu.edu 

    • Open/Close Specializations, Minors and Second Majors Changes

      Below is information on how to make changes to your specializations, minors, and 2nd majors:

      Please note: Specializations and minors appear on your transcript, not your diploma. If receiving two degrees, Dual Degree information is not listed because it is not part of your Business degree. 

      VERY IMPORTANT: We cannot make changes after graduation so you must verify and then make any needed corrections before Finals week.

      • If you see that your specialization and/or minor is not listed or if you are dropping a specialization and/or minor e-mail Terri Hoying at hoying.1@osu.edu.
        • Minor planning forms can be found on the graduation website: https://fisher.osu.edu/undergraduate/graduation.
        • Minors must run complete on the audit at this time.  Minors, 2nd majors and certificates were removed from your record if not running complete. If there is an exceptions to be made, we will need this information from the department of the minor.
        • Also, if your minor requires approval from the department, you will need to e-mail Terri Hoying a form or approval from the department. 

      Questions: Email hoying.1@osu.edu 

    • Open/Close Honors Information

      Latin Honors are as follows:

      3.5-3.69: Cum Laude
      3.7-3.89: Magna Cum Laude
      3.9-4.00: Summa Cum Laude

      • If you do not see Latin honors on your record even though you have the grade point average, check your number of earned hours at Ohio State. 
        • In order to qualify for Latin honors, you will need a minimum of 60 hours of enrollment in courses graded A-E at Ohio State University and an OSU cumulative point hour of 3.5 or higher. Upon completing 60 hours and earning a 3.5 or higher, you are then eligible to wear honors cords. Latin Honors are based on your grades prior to your last semester. 
      • If your grade point goes up your final semester, your diploma and permanent record will show the change and you can wear honor cords, however, the Commencement program is printed before the final grades are in and will only reflect any Latin Honors determined in the previous semester.

      Fisher Honors Programs: 

      If you are currently in one of the following honors programs and successfully complete all the requirements necessary to fulfill your honors program, you will be Graduating with Honors and will have that designation on your diploma. Please see Kim Bader.28 to make sure you are on track with your program or if you have any questions about what you need to do to be successful in completing your honors requirements.

      • Accounting Honors
      • Finance Honors
      • IBE
      • Business Administration Cohort
      • Business Administration Contract
    • Open/Close Not attending Commencement in-person?

      Not attending Commencement ceremony?

    Important Forms

    • Open/Close Minor Planning Form

      If you will be graduating with a minor, use the minor planning form or submit an approved form from the department granting the minor. Some minors require a department signature; see the form for details.

      Submit this form at the same time as your Application for Graduation.

      Minor Planning Form

      For more specific information about your minor and if a signature is needed Click Here.

    • Open/Close Commencement Ceremony Excuse Form

      Unabe to make it to the official commencement ceremony? Please fill out the following form.

      Commencement Excuse Form

    • Open/Close Early Grade Release Form

      Need to transfer credit to meet degree requirements? All outstanding transfer credit needs to be posted by week 7 of your graduation term. Click here for instructions.

      Taking credit at Columbus State Community College your last term? Go to the following website for instructions: Click Here

      Please note: Students may only use the early grade release form if it is their last, graduating term.

    Priority Scheduling: Graduating Seniors

    To receive priority scheduling for Fisher College of Business, applications should be turned in by the fourth Friday of the term. See important deadlines below:

    Term of Graduation Apply to graduate Deadline to receive graduation priority scheduling Last day to apply to graduate
    Autumn 2022 Now N/A October 28, 2022
    Spring 2023 Now September 16, 2022 March 24, 2023
    Summer 2023 Now September 16, 2022 July 14, 2023
    Autumn 2023 Autumn 2022 September 16, 2022 October 27, 2023

      Graduation Timeline:

    • Year Prior

      2-3 semesters before graduation

      Turn in an application for Baccalaureate Degree. This application will be reviewed and you will receive feedback on your academic plan to complete degree requirements.

    • Final Term

      Week 1

      Applications will be audited the week before classes start. If there are any problems or issues, you will be notified via email. This allows you to make any scheduling changes the first week of classes.

      Weeks 6-8

      Applications will once again be audited. If there are any remaining problems, you will be notified via your OSU email. Please contact Terri Hoying by e-mail at hoying.1@osu.edu if you believe there is discrepancy or if you are able to fix your problem.

      Week 10

      No new applications will be accepted after the tenth Friday of the term of graduation.

      Week 11

      Your personal information will be available to review; this includes name on the diploma, specializations, minors, 2nd majors, hometown, and possible honors distinction (final honors decisions are made when all classes are completed and grades turned in). If there is any information that is not correct contact Terri Hoying by e-mail at hoying.1@osu.edu.

      To make any changes to your name go to  "Diploma name change" section that can be found on Buckeyelink under the personal information section.

      Week 13

      You will receive graduation instructions and line number this week. Because students receive their own diplomas at graduation, line numbers are assigned to each student in order to receive the correct diploma.

      Week 14

      Fill out an absence from commencement form if you are unable attend the commencement by the 14th Friday. Forms are available online (see section above) or commencement.osu.edu.