You will be eligible to graduate if you:
Deferred and supplementary exams
If you need to take a supplementary or deferred exam, you will not be eligible to graduate.
Apply to graduate
You must apply to graduate to receive your official documents and you can choose whether to attend a graduation ceremony. Please note you are not able to change your attendance to another date or time during the year.
Your application to graduate is where you indicate two important things:
- That you would like UOW to confer your degree, once your eligibility is confirmed. Conferral is the process of 'officially validating' your degree. Once your degree is conferred, your official hardcopy documents will be mailed to you and your digital documents will be issued to you (via My eQuals). You can also commence using your qualification, title and post-nominals.
- Whether you would like to attend a graduation ceremony (this is optional).
Submitting your application
If you are ready to graduate you will need to apply via the SOLS 'Graduation Application' before the cut-off date. Unfortunately, late applications will NOT be accepted.
If you are completing more than one course, you must submit a graduation application for each individual course. NB a double degree is considered a single course of study for the purpose of completing a graduation application.
After you apply
Notifications about graduation will be sent via SOLS. The important information listed below will appear under 'Graduation Confirmation & Eligibility' and you will receive some messages via SOLSMail. Keep a close eye on SOLS during this time!
Higher degree research (HDR) candidates
HDR degrees will be eligible to graduate once the candidate satisfies the Thesis Examination Committee’s resolution. Candidates must then submit to the Graduate Research School a digital copy of the final thesis and a Digital Repository Form completed by the candidate and principal supervisor.
Look at the key dates
Find out all of the key dates regarding applications, notifications, ceremonies and fees.
Check your details
Make sure all of your personal details are up to date in SOLS.
Keep checking SOLS
All of the important confirmations and information about graduation will be sent to you via SOLS. Make sure you check this regularly!