Degree Audit/Graduation General Information
- Completing the Degree Audit Application Form (DAAF)
- Maintenance of Matriculation
- Applying for Graduation online through your CUNYfirst account
Graduation is the official completion of your program, with all program and admission requirements met and final grades on your record. If you are nearing the end of your program, you will need to apply for graduation. You must graduate from your program in order to be eligible for certification. Students are advised to apply for graduation within the first two weeks of the semester the students intend to graduate. The official application form for graduation is called Degree Audit Application Form (DAAF).
MA and MSEd Students: Print the Graduate DAAFs and turn it in to Room 1000W. Do not attach unofficial transcripts or score reports. You may include transcript comment forms and the DASA workshop.
- Adolescent Education students must first get their subject department advisor’s signature and stamp .
- Students in all other programs can submit their completed DAAFs to Room W1000 directly.
Maintenance of Matriculation - All graduate students must be registered in their final semester. Students not registered for any courses must register for maintenance of matriculation (MAM) through the Registrar's office. There are no waivers for this requirement. Students who do not apply for graduation on time or do not resolve their graduation issues by graduation date will not be eligible for graduation and will have to maintain matriculation and apply for graduation for a later term.
Applying for graduation online through your CUNYfirst account. For now this link is not functional. You do not apply for graduation online through your CUNYfirst account. You complete the two-page form from printed from our web site and turn it in to Room 1000W with all appropriate signatures.
is NOT graduation. Commencement is the ceremony scheduled twice a year (fall and spring*) to celebrate graduation. Visit the page for more information. We have more commencement information on our Degree Audit FAQs. The School of Education holds a separate commencement ceremony once a year at the end of spring for fall graduates and eligible spring and summer graduation applicants.
*If you're taking your final courses in the summer semester, you would apply for summer graduation. You can participate in spring commencement if you take 6 or fewer credits. If you take more than 6 credits, you must participate in the fall commencement.