Make sure you are eligible for this date
When you can walk in commencement
Select this date if you will have all of your degree requirements completed by the end of the Spring term (if you plan to take a final course in May intersession, you must select August Intersession as the date of graduation)
Select this date if you plan to have completed all degree requirements by the end of August Intersession * August Intersession graduates will be invited to walk in May commencement
August Intersession grads may participate in May commencement, provided the school has approved their diploma authorization for August Intersession graduation
Select this date if you plan to have completed all degree requirements by the end of the Fall term (if you plan to take a course during January Intersession, you must select May as the date of graduation)
December grads will be invited back to UM to walk in the following May’s commencement ceremony
Instructions for Applying for Graduation
Complete Letter of Intent to Graduate (please pay special attention to the date of graduation that you select).
Check your degree requirements. Please fill in the minor(s) for your degree on the Letter of Intent to Graduate form.
Read and initial each of the statements as indicated on the Intent to Graduate form. This is extremely important, so please read it carefully and contact the school should you have any questions.
Submit your Letter of Intent to Graduate form to the school.
You must submit a completed and signed and Intent to Graduate form to the Assistant Dean for Student Services in the School of Journalism and New Media at least two semesters in advance of the term in which you intend to graduate. An email with a link to the Intent to Graduate Form will be sent and a Dean’s hold will be placed on your account. This will remain in place until you have submitted the Intent to Graduate Form.
Upon receipt of the completed form, your file will be reviewed for completeness and further processing. From the time the form is submitted, it is your responsibility to make sure you successfully complete your degree program requirements. Your application will be filed away and may not be checked again until the end of the semester in which you plan to graduate, and when all grades have been submitted. If you have not successfully completed all degree requirements, you will be notified via your Ole Miss Email account. Therefore, it is ESSENTIAL that you immediately ask any questions if there is anything that does not agree with your records or that you do not understand.
Submit Your Online Diploma Application
After your file has been reviewed and your Letter of Intent to Graduate form is processed, you will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar asking that you submit an online Diploma Application. It is EXTREMELY important that you complete this step. Your degree cannot be conferred nor posted to your Ole Miss transcript unless this step has been completed.