All students need to submit an application in order to be eligible to graduate from The Ohio State University. The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has its own application that it would prefer students to submit (below). Applications should be submitted according to the following timeline.
|Expected Graduation||Application Deadline*|
|Autumn Semester 2013||Autumn Semester 2012|
|Spring Semester 2014||Spring Semester 2013|
|Summer Semester 2014||Summer Semester 2013|
|Autumn Semester 2014||Autumn Semester 2013|
These deadlines allow us to check your plan for your last year of major coursework and make any necessary changes to your plan well before they become issues affecting your graduation. Late applications are accepted, but on-time graduation will not be guaranteed in such cases.
Students who submit their application to graduate on time benefit in two ways:
- Senior priority scheduling for the final two quarters before graduation.
- Verification that with courses they plan to take their final three quarters do indeed meet all requirements to graduate.
Once a graduation application is approved, it is assumed that the student will follow the plan that they indicated on the application. If you deviate from your original plan, it is recommended that you see an advisor regarding the changes you've made to make sure that you are still fulfilling all graduation requirements. If you change courses but do not let an advisor know, then there is no guarantee that your new courses will be checked by an advisor until the quarter that you are set to graduate, at which time it may be too late to correct any mistakes.
Once your application has been approved, further instructions for the graduation class can be found at www.commencement.osu.edu and through the College of Engineering. Graduating seniors will also receive an email from the College of Engineering during the 5th week of their quarter of graduation with further instructions. If you are planning to graduate but do not receive this email, contact your advisor of the College of Engineering at 292-2651.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU STARTED IN QUARTERS BUT ARE GRADUATING IN SEMESTERS YOU MUST SUBMIT A TRANSITION ADVISING PLAN WITH YOUR GRADUATION APPLICATION IN ORDER FOR IT TO BE APPROVED. PLEASE VISIT OUR SEMESTER PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION *