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Graduating from The Ohio State University is a special time for every student, but one that requires prior action.

Application to Graduate

  • Students in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering must submit an application to graduate one year prior to a student's expected graduation date
  • After submitting the online application form, an academic advisor will follow-up to discuss a student's academic course projection and any additional steps that may need to be taken to complete degree requirements. To graduate, students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and major GPA. 
  • Students are responsible for notifying an academic advisor about any changes make to the projected schedule of classes.  
  • Please note that if the expected graduate date changes, the student must submit a new application to graduate.  

Graduation Checklist 

Commencement Ceremony Absence 

  • Students who do not plan to attend Commencement need to complete a Commencement Ceremony Absence form in order to choose how they would like to receive the diploma.


  • If a declared minor is not appearing as complete in a student's degree audit, the student will need to submit a Minor Program Form with the graduation application. Questions regarding minor requirements should be directed to an academic advisor in the program offering the minor. 

Managing Stress and Wellness


Graduation Application Deadline

Students must apply to graduate from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering one year prior to the expected graduation date.