Applying to Graduate

Graduate Students

  • April 9, 2021 at 5:00pm: Deadline to apply to graduate in Axess for Spring Quarter.
  • May 10, 2021: EE Walkthrough Petition. This is for students graduating after June (in September 2021 or later), who want to participate in this year's graduation celebration. 
    • 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 to Degree Progress Officer Rachel Pham at rcpham@stanford.eduNo late petitions will be accepted.
  • May 28, 2021 at 5:00pm: Late application to graduate for Spring Quarter deadline. A $50 late fee applies. For more information, please visit: Applying to Graduate.

Undergraduate Students

If you expect to graduate in June 2021, please complete School of Engineering Undergraduate and Stanford Undergraduate Degree requirements. The following is a partial list of deadlines and requirements.

  • April 9, 2021 at 5:00pm: Apply through Axess to graduate.
  • April 16, 2021: Final Study List deadline; Multiple Major, Multiple Major-Minor, AP and transfer credit forms due. Coterm approval due.
  • May 10, 2021: EE Walkthrough Petition. This is for students graduating after June (in September 2021 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 2021, have an updated approved Program Sheet on file and have department approval;
    • Submit Walkthrough petition to Degree Progress Officer Rachel Pham at rcpham@stanford.edu. No late petitions will be accepted.
  • May 28, 2021 at 5:00pm: Late application to graduate for Spring Quarter deadline. A $50 late fee applies. For more information, please visit: Applying to Graduate.

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?
      • 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.
      • Coterm 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 Rachel).
      • Walking before Graduating. Have you completed 165 units or more; have you submitted the EE Walkthrough Petition to Rachel?

Related Links for Commencement

Commencement Overview
Applying to Graduate
Ceremony Instructions
Ordering Caps and Gowns