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:

Fall 2018: September 14th, 2018
Spring 2019: February 15th, 2019
Summer 2019: June 28th, 2019

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, may appeal using this form: Appeal to Participate in Commencement

Students who will not be completing their degree requirements at the end of the Spring 2019 semester but wish to participate as an Early Walk in our Commencement ceremony can email for more information.

Summer 2018 or Fall 2018 graduates wishing to participate in USCB's Spring 2019 Commencement ceremony must complete the Late Walk Form.

Spring 2019 commencement ceremony:
May 3rd, 2019, 5:30 p.m., Bluffton Campus

To visit the Commencement web page, click here.