Graduation Checklist

Complete the Following:

  • Students should complete (type) the Application to Graduate, which is a PDF fill-in form found on the Graduate Forms page on The Graduate School website.

  • Please make sure all required signatures are on the form before submitting it to Debbie Juhasz ( at The Graduate School.  Students meeting degree requirements in summer but walking in May should mark their graduation application accordingly.

  • Students must have unconditional status, having met any requirements accompanying conditional acceptance and submitted the Graduate Status Change Request form.

  • Students must be registered for a class (not GRAD 597: Continuance).

  • A PDF fillable form for Comprehensive Assessment Results can be found on the Graduate Forms page on The Graduate School website. Multiple students may be listed on one form.

  • Ensure that all course substitutions/waivers and credit transfers have been processed by Debbie Juhasz at The Graduate School to explain discrepencies between your program of study and program requirements.

  • Review the Degree Requirements Checklist from the Graduate School, with additional items, such as purchasing graduation attire.

  • Debbie Juhasz can accept faxed and/or emailed documents. If you prefer to fax or email paperwork, there’s no need to follow up with the original form.


These deadlines are for May 2013 graduation.  While other deadlines will apply to later terms, the requirements are the same for every semester.

  • January 18 – deadline for May graduation applications (including summer grads walking in May)

  • April 17 – deadline for comps results and submission of completed thesis/research project/dissertation to The Graduate School

  • April 26 – removal of incomplete forms are due to the Registrar’s Office

  • May 3 – coursework completion deadline

  • May 31 – deadline for summer graduation applications (if NOT walking in May)

Graduate School Contact:

Debbie Juhasz
Graduate Degree Audit Specialist
The Graduate School at James Madison Univerisity
17 West Grace Street, MSC 6702
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone: 540-568-6438; FAX: 540-568-7860