Graduation Audit Information

In order to make your final steps before graduation as smooth as possible we suggest that you browse the graduation FAQ's to gain useful information about the degree audit process, graduation and commencement.

Please note that students are required to apply for graduation in order to have their degree(s) audited. These applications must be submitted through your CUNYfirst account.


The deadline to apply for graduation in June or August 2016 has passed. 

For a January 2017 degree (fall 2016 being your final semester), please login to your CUNYfirst account to apply.     

You will be evaluated for any majors and or minors currently on your record.  If you wish to be considered for a different major or minor, you must meet any eligibility requirements per the College Catalog and formally change your major or minor online at Note that all such changes must be processed by the deadlines as outlined in the Academic CalendarChanges of major/minor submitted after the deadline will not take effect until the following semester and WILL DELAY YOUR GRADUATION.


Currently we are not able to accept online applications for most associate degrees. You can print the Application for Graduation with an Associate’s Degree and send it to us, or visit Enrollment Services (Building 2A, room 106) to submit one. The deadlines for this are the same as for all other degrees.

Important Information

Important Information You Should Know Before Applying For Graduation:

There are three graduation terms a year, January 31st, June 15th, and August 31st.

The deadlines to apply for graduation are March 1 st for the spring and the summer term and October 1 st for the fall term. 

To apply for graduation you must have completed a minimum of 34 credits to apply for an associate degree; 94 credits must be completed to apply for baccalaureate degrees, and 0-15 credits based on the total number of credits required for the Master's degree. Applicants who have not completed the minimum credits required to apply for graduation will be automatically denied without further review.

If your application has been audited and you have been denied graduation for the requested term, YOU MUST REAPPLY for graduation to be considered for the following semester. 

Your name will not appear in the Commencement Program, newspaper, or any other printed or electronic media if you have completed a "Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information." 
To remove the privacy notice and allow your name to be published, you must notify the Office of the Registrar in writing no later than March 16.

We recommend that all students consult the College of Staten Island Catalog and seek academic and/or departmental advisement prior to applying for graduation to ensure that their degree requirements are met by the time of graduation. Upon successful completion of all outstanding coursework and a final review of the degree requirements, you will be awarded your degree.