Students nearing completion of all requirements for their degree must indicate their intent to graduate by submitting an online Graduation Application through https://selfservice.vanguard.edu/ the academic term in advance of their intent to complete their academic course work. A graduation fee of $25 will be assessed upon submission of the Graduation Application and must be paid in order for a student to participate in commencement ceremonies. For the 2022-2023 Academic Year, the schedule are as follows:
- Fall 2022 term due date is July 15, 2022
- Spring 2023 term due date is October 15, 2022
- Summer 2023 term due date is March 15, 2023
The portal to apply online will open approximately two months before the due dates indicated above.
The academic department is responsible for forwarding a pre-certification form for each of their prospective graduating students to the Graduation Analyst in the Office of the Registrar confirming that the prospective graduate will meet all program requirements for graduation. The application and pre-certification will be reviewed by the Office of the Registrar and the student will be notified of their clearance to graduate and participate in the May Commencement ceremony.
All students who have filed the Graduation Application and do not complete their requirements by the projected date of completion are required to file again in a later semester.