Application for Graduation Form | Briar Cliff University

Apply to Graduate

Current students and anticipated graduates, complete the form below to apply to graduate from Briar Cliff University. Your application will not be processed if you haven't declared your major. There is a graduation fee of $100 to cover the cost of the diploma and all administrative costs associated with graduation. If you have any further questions, please contact the registrar's office.

Cap & Gown Fee

If you are participating in commencement, you will be charged a cap-and-gown fee by the Bookstore that will be added to your student account. Contact the Business Office with any questions.

Phonetic Spelling

On the application, you will be asked to phonetically spell your first and last name. Your name may not be pronounced correctly if you do not include the phonetic spelling. For more information on phonetic spelling, see the guide below.

Pronunciation Guide (PDF)

Pronunciation guide for phonetic spelling of names.


Students applying for graduation after the February deadline will NOT be able to walk in the May commencement ceremony.


Graduation Application Form

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