Graduation | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
  • All degree requirements must be satisfactorily completed.
  • A minimum of 120 credits (except for Aerospace Engineers who required a minimum of 124 credits) are required to graduate.
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and within your engineering major is required.
  • The final 30 credits must be completed on campus, unless prior Dean's approval is received.
  • All courses being used towards the degree must be taken for a letter grade.
  • Students will not be allowed to graduate with any 'I' (Incompletes) or 'NG's (No-Grades) regardless if the course is being used to satisfy degree requirements.
  • If completing a minor along with a major, both the minor and major must be completed at the same time before the degree information will be posted.  Students cannot complete the major, be awarded the degree and then return to finish the minor in a later semester/term.
Steps to successfully complete your graduation paperwork
  • Print a Graduation Worksheet for the semester you plan to graduate. See:PDF iconSpring 2019 Graduation Worksheet or PDF iconSummer 2019 Graduation Worksheet : Any Graduation Worksheet submitted after the due date needs to be submitted with an Exception to Policy form found under Forms.
  • Submit a "printer friendly" copy of your uAchieve degree audit report.  The "printer friendly" icon can be found on the right-hand side of the audit.  Please consider two-sided printing when producing the audit report.
    • If completing a Minor(s), Double Major, or Double Degree, print a separate uAchieve audit report for each program.
  • Apply online to graduate on TESTUDO no later than the last day of schedule adjustment of the semester in which you plan to graduate. ​
  • Complete the online Spring 2019 Graduation Senior Survey or Summer 2019 Graduation Senior Survey. You only need to attach the survey receipt.
  • Bring all completed graduation printouts to the Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support (UA&AS) Office in 1131S Glenn L. Martin Hall by the published deadline for the semester you plan to graduate.
  • Once the UA&AS Office receives graduation paperwork, the college begins the process to review all graduation candidate files.  The college will contact students if there is any issue that needs to be resolved prior to graduation.
  • Prior to the last month of the semester, the college will inform students via email if they have been pre-cleared (upon successful completion of the current term the degree requirements will be met) or not pre-cleared.
  • Students should expect to receive notifications to RSVP attendance to the Clark School of Engineering commencement ceremony.
  • Students may receive notifications from the University regarding how to purchase regalia and participate in the campus-wide commencement ceremony.

Please review the following links if you have questions about the University Commencement or the Engineering Commencement

If degree requirements will not be complete at the end of the semester, but you would like to participate in the ceremony for that semester, then you need to submit a Request to Participate in Engineering Commencement Ceremony form found under Forms.

  • To walk in the fall commencement ceremony, you must be registered to complete your final 4 credits or less during the following winter term. Though you may be permitted to walk in the fall commencement ceremony, you will officially be a spring graduate.  
  • To walk in the spring commencement ceremony, you must be registered to complete your final 7 credits or less during the following summer term. Though you may be permitted to walk in the spring commencement ceremony, you will officially be a summer graduate.
  • Requests to walk in either the fall or spring commencement ceremony must be received two weeks prior to the ceremony.

Regalia: Additional information about graduation regalia can be found at Commencement Ceremony

Steps to follow when requesting a Commissioning Letter:

  • If a student needs a letter to confirm that an engineering degree will be awarded before final grades are submitted in order to participate in a commissioning ceremony, the student should inform every instructor of this situation at the beginning of the final semester.
  • At least one week prior to the commissioning ceremony, students must obtain a letter (or email) from every instructor confirming that the student will pass the course with a C- or better.  Again, a letter must be obtained from every instructor regardless of how the course satisfies degree and/or university requirements.
  • Submit the grade confirmation letters (or emails) to Mary Bell  in the Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support Office for processing.  
  • If a student has been given a Degree Clearance/Completion of Graduation Requirements form from their branch of service to complete, this form can be completed by the UA & AS Office too as long as letters confirming passage of every course with a grade of C- or better are provided.