You’re almost there; congratulations! Here are the steps you need to take to graduate from CSI and with Verrazano.

First, Double Check You've Met Requirements

  • We will send you, via email, a summary of your Verrazano requirements. Check to make sure everything is complete and get back to us if you need to make changes.

  • Review your DegreeWorks audit.  Check to make sure you have completed all your course work requirements, all course subsitutions have been made (if applicable), you have completed enough total credits, that you have completed enough liberal arts credits, and that your majors and minors are correct. See anything concerning? Get in touch with Cheryl.

Second, Fill Us In On Your Accomplishments

Send us the following:

  1. Your completed Verrazano Senior Information Form
  2. A copy of your current resume (make sure it is up-to-date and includes accomplishments from this year)

Third, Tell Verrazano that you’re Graduating

Submit the completed Verrazano Application for Graduation by the notification deadline indicated below.

Completion of Degree Requirements The Verrazano School Graduation Notification Deadline

End of Fall semester 
(January graduation) 

October 1st

End of Spring semester or summer term
(June or August graduation)

December 1st


Fourth, Apply to Graduate with CSI

Apply online for graduation with the Registrar’s Office at CSI by the notification deadline.

  • Log in to CUNYfirst
  • Go to Self-Service
  • Select Degree Progress/Graduation
  • Apply for Graduation

Fifth (opional!), Apply to Be Verrazano Class Speaker

During the Verrazano Senior Convocation, at least one Verrazano graduate is selected to serve as the Verrazano Class Speaker and offers an address to fellow graduates, administrators, faculty, families, and friends.  This is an opportunity for the selected graduate to reflect on the past few years, celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating Verrazano class, and share a message for the future. 

To apply, download and complete the Verrazano Class Speaker Application and submit it with the other required documents.  Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 1st, and you are encouraged to submit your application by email.

Finally, Attend Verrazano Senior Convocation

The Verrazano Senior Convocation takes place each spring and celebrates the accomplishments of Verrazano graduates.  January, June, and August Verrazano graduates are all invited to attend this exciting event.

Complete the Graduate Information Form and submit it to Cynthia Palumbo no later than May 1. This what we will read as you cross the stage!