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Graduation Checklist

  1. Apply for graduation – Schedule an appointment with a OAA advisor prior to the 10th Friday of semester
  1. Enroll in any remaining coursework needed to graduate:
    • All curricular requirements need to be successfully completed – run a degree audit
    • Complete a minimum of 120 total credit hours
    • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
  1. Complete Student Loan Exit Interview, if applicable
  2. Check Buckeye Link for holds on account (transcripts, financial hold, etc.)
  3. Check Buckeye Link for spelling of your name on diploma and permanent address listed
    • Under the “Academics” header click “My Academics” then “View My Graduation Status” Need changes? Submit Change of Record form at least one month prior to commencement.
      my academics graduation status screen
  1. Send transfer credits, if applicable
  2. Complete Commencement Ceremony Excused Form, if applicable
  3. Declare minor, if applicable (email advisor for next steps if not yet declared)
  4. Complete Honors/Non-Honors Thesis paperwork, if applicable
  5. Please consider completing Ohio State’s Graduation Survey to provide your valuable input. This survey opens approximately one month prior to commencement.
  6. Order Cap and Gown
    • Tassel colors:
    • Light Blue

      • Child and Youth Studies
      • Early and Middle Childhood Studies
      • Early Childhood Education
      • Exercise Science
      • Foreign Language Education
      • Integrated Language Arts/English Education
      • Middle Childhood Education
      • Physical Education Teacher Education
      • Physical Activity and Coaching Specialist
      • Special Education
      • Sport Industry
      • STEM Education
      • Technical Education and Training (Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Business Education, Career and Technical Education)
      • TESOL Education


      • Consumer and Family Financial Services
      • Fashion and Retail Studies
      • Health Promotion, Nutrition and Exercise Science (HPNES)
      • Hospitality Management
      • Human Development and Family Science
      • Human Nutrition (Dietetics, Nutrition in Industry, Nutrition Sciences)