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Preparing to Graduate

  1. Apply to graduate on Eagle Service. Students who anticipate the completion of their degree requirements must submit an application to graduate.
  2. Connect with your advisor if you have any questions about your graduation application.
  3. Check your AU email account for updates from commencement@american.edu.
  4. Purchase your regalia. Only eligible February and May graduates are able to order their regalia on Herff-Jones ordering site till June 8th. Regalia purchasing process for Summer and Fall graduates will begin in September 2021.

    Eligible bachelor’s and master’s graduates may purchase keepsake regalia (bachelor’s: $41; master’s: $72, before tax and shipping) and other items through our provider, Herff-Jones. Master’s graduates purchase a keepsake cap, hood, and gown. Bachelors graduates purchase a keepsake cap and gown. Keepsake items do not need to be returned. 

    Doctoral graduates may rent their regalia (tam, gown, and hood; $115 before tax and shipping) or purchase custom regalia through Herff-Jones. Rental orders will include a label to return the rented items to Herff-Jones. Doctoral graduates interested in purchasing custom regalia should contact graduation_services@american.edu.
  5. View your transcript on myAU.american.edu. Undergraduates with Latin Honors (3.67 cumulative GPA and 60 of 120 credits at AU) will receive a gold cord; see Undergraduate Academic Regulations, section 5.5. Eligible graduates will receive updates via email this spring.
  6. Check this website for more updates on plans to celebrate our spring graduates.

Apply to Graduate

Confirm your eligibility and apply to graduate. This triggers an academic audit to confirm you’ve met the requirements to have your degree awarded.

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Regalia

Only eligible February and May graduates are able to order their regalia on Herff-Jones till June 8thRegalia purchasing process for Summer and Fall graduates will begin in September 2021.

If a graduate is interested to purchase a keep-sake regalia, they can purchase it via our regalia vendor, Herff-Jones.

AU Regalia Ordering Site