Applying to Graduate

Graduate Students

  • April 14, 2017 at 5:00pm: Deadline to apply to graduate in Axess for Spring Quarter.
  • May 15, 2017: EE Walkthrough Petition. This is for students graduating after June (in September 2017 or later), who want to participate in this year's Commencement. 
    • Walkthrough minimum requirements:
      • PhD students must have completed their oral defense and have department approval;
      • MS students must have completed at least 36 units and have department approval.
    • Submit Walkthrough petition one of two ways:
      • email the PDF to meo@ee.stanford.edu,
      • or bring it in person to Packard, room 168. No late petitions will be accepted.
  • June 7, 2017 at 5:00pm: Late application to graduate for Spring Quarter deadline. A $50 late fee applies. Late applications must be completed in person at the Student Services Center in Tresidder. 

Undergraduate Students

If you expect to graduate in June 2016, please complete School of Engineering Undergraduate and Stanford Undergraduate Degree requirements. The following is a partial list of deadlines and requirements.

  • April 14, 2017 at 5:00pm: Apply through Axess to graduate.
  • April 21, 2017: Final Study List deadline; Multiple Major, Multiple Major-Minor, AP and transfer credit forms due. Coterm approval due.
  • May 19, 2017: Resolve any holds, and/or missing grades from prior quarters; final payments due.
  • June 1, 2017: Axess diploma distribution deadline.
  • May 15, 2017: EE Walkthrough Petition. This is for students graduating after June (in September 2016 or later), who want to participate in this year's Commencement
  • Walkthrough minimum requirements:
    • Undergraduate students must have completed at least 165 units by the end of Spring Quarter 2016, have an updated approved Program Sheet on file and have department approval;
  • Submit Walkthrough petition one of two ways:
    • email the PDF to meo@ee.stanford.edu,
    • or bring it in person to Packard Room 163. No late petitions will be accepted.

Additional resources:

  • Stanford Registrar Undergraduate Graduation Checklist
  • Read the "Tips on Preparing to Graduate" from the UGHB
    • The following 'quick' checklist is from "Tips on Preparing to Graduate"
      • General Education Requirements. Is Axess status complete? 
      • AP Credit. Is it signed off on your Program Sheet?
      • SoE Program Sheet. Is it up to date since Autumn 2015?
      • Program Deviations. Are they approved by EE department or Dean's Office?
      • Transfer Credits. Are they completely processed through Registrar and SoE?
      • ABET. EE majors must check; based on program sheet year.
      • Co-term Students. BS and MS courses appear in the correct careers?  Submit Coterm Course Approval Form to make any transfers between careers.
      • Multiple Majors or Minors. Completed, approved, and turned in Multiple Major-Minor form?  See Darlene Lazar in Huang 135 for signature (not Meo).
      • Walking before Graduating. Have you completed 165 units or more; have you submitted EE Walkthrough Petition to Meo?

Related Links for Commencement

Commencement Overview
Applying to Graduate
Ceremony Instructions
Ordering Caps and Gowns