Degree Completion Status

You can view your progress toward earning your degree at any time by logging into Self Service Carolina and choosing the Degree Works option.
See your academic advisor or email with any questions.

Applying for your Degree

To be awarded a degree you must complete the Graduation Application via Self Service Carolina and submit a Graduation Survey to the Office of the Registrar by the appropriate deadline. Go here for instructions on using the online Graduation Application.

Note: You must be registered for the term in which you anticipate graduation to be able to submit the application.

If you wish to also apply for a certificate, complete the Certificate Application and submit it to the Registrar's Office.

Graduation Application Deadline:

Spring 2021: February 12, 2021
Summer 2021: June 11, 2021

Graduates receive official diplomas by mail from the Columbia campus University Registrar's Office approximately 3-4 months after degree requirements have been completed.


USCB holds one commencement ceremony each year at the end of the Spring semester. Students graduating in the Summer or Fall may either attend commencement held at the USC Columbia campus at the end of Fall term or participate in USCB's Spring ceremony. 

USCB's Commencement Participation Policy can be found HERE.

Students who are not eligible to participate in Commencement but wish to appeal, should request an appeal form via email to

Students who will not be completing their degree requirements at the end of the Spring 2021 semester but wish to participate as an Early Walk in our Commencement ceremony can email for more information.

Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 graduates wishing to participate in USCB's Spring 2021 Commencement ceremony must complete the Late Walk Form.

To visit the Commencement web page, click here.