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Applying to Graduate

January 31, 2018: Deadline to register for May 2018 graduation

June 15, 2018: Deadline to register for September 2018 graduation

September 15, 2018: Deadline to register for December 2018 graduation



Degrees are conferred three times throughout the year: May, September, and December. Students expecting to graduate must submit a Prospective Graduate Form through myNOVA by the during the specified timeframe: 

September graduates: Feb. 1 - June 15
December graduates:
March 1 - Sept. 15
May graduates:
Aug. 25 - Jan. 31

Late Graduation Registration Policy

A $100.00 late fee will be charged to the account of anyone who applies for graduation after the deadline has passed. The late fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to another term.  To avoid a late fee, students are urged to apply before the deadline. Full information on the Graduate Studies page.

      Windows & Deadlines to Apply for Graduation:

  • May: August 25 - January 31
  • September: February 1 - June 15
  • December: March 1 - September 15

How to Register for Graduation

  1. Visit your myNOVA portal
  2. Click on the "Student" tab at the top
  3. Scroll down and in the bottom center you'll see the box "Graduation Information." Click "Prospective Graduate Form" in that box
  4. Select the semester in which you plan to graduate & submit
    • Spring = May
    • Summer = September
    • Fall = December   
Not graduating until September or December, but want to participate in May commencement? Simply complete the Permission to Participate in May Commencement form, email to for approval, and we will get you approved to walk on stage!

Contact Information

Campus Programs
St. Mary's Hall, Suite 119
800 E. Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085
(p) 610-519-4582
(f) 610-519-5826

Online Program
MS in HRD - Learn more!
(p) 1-866-220-0017