Early in the semester in which a student plans to graduate (exact dates for graudation can be found on ADV Form 8 on the Graduate Studies Website), the student must apply for graduation by going myBYU → School → Apply for Graduation.

Once this form is received by the Office of Graduate Studies, a status review of the student's graduation requirements will be undertaken by the University, and the student will be notified of any deficiencies. This application is necessary to be included on the official graduation list.

It is wise to submit this form even if there is the possibility of a delay of graduation. If a student does not graduate during the semester in which they intend, the student will not be required to pay an additional fee; they will simply be rescheduled for the next graduation opportunity.