Undergraduate Students

Planning for graduation starts upon entry to BSU. Each semester you register for classes, you are getting closer to meeting the requirements needed for graduation. The Degree Audit report is a helpful tool in tracking your progress towards graduation.

Students should apply for graduation up to 2 semesters before they expect to graduate. This allows time for the academic department and the Records and Registration Office to review your plans and determine if you will meet all of the graduation requirements. By submitting your graduation plans early, you ensure that if an error or omission is found, you have time to make changes to your class schedule, potentially avoiding the need to move your graduation term.

How to submit graduation plans

Graduate Students

Visit the Graduate Studies website for information on graduation planning.


BSU holds one commencement ceremony each year after the spring semester. Those students who graduated the prior fall semester and those expected to graduate after the spring or summer semester are invited to attend the Spring Commencement ceremony.  For more information go to the BSU Commencement webpage.