STEP 1. Apply for graduation: If you have not yet applied for graduation, complete the online Graduation Application by Wednesday, February 16, 2018.

STEP 2. Pick up your audit sheet and complete the checklist on the back: The audit statement lists all of the ACADEMIC requirements for graduation that are outstanding, as well as a checklist for graduation on the back. The following are questions from that checklist. You must be able to answer "yes" to each of the following questions in order to be eligible for commencement participation:

  • Are you currently registered for all courses that appear on your graduation audit statement?
  • Have you successfully completed all courses required for your major with a grade of "C" or better?
  • Have you successfully completed all General Education core curriculum requirements, including computer literacy and Crown Forum? (Note: if you have questions about Crown Forum, please see Dr. David Rice, immediately.)
  • Do the hours earned plus the hours currently in progress total at least 120 hours not including REA 098, REA 099, MATH 090? 
  • If you are a dual degree student, will you complete the requirements of both Morehouse College and the engineering school in which you also are enrolled? (Note: It is your responsibility to forward all final official transcripts from the engineering school to the Office of Records and Registration before you will be awarded a degree or permitted to participate in Commencement.)
  • Have you secured all outstanding transfer credit, off-campus approval signatures, overload letters, AP/IB credit, etc.?
  • Is your cumulative grade point average a 2.0 or above?
  • Have you completed all applicable Administrative Clearance items? Check your account for holds beginning March 26, 2018.

STEP 3. 

Attend Financial Aid and Perkins Exit InterviewsGraduating Seniors who received Federal or Perkins loans (Stafford Subsidized, Stafford Unsubsidized, Perkins Loan) must report to one of the below one-hour sessions.  

The sessions will be held in Dansby Hall Room 200 from 11 am to Noon on the following days:

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Additional evening sessions will be held from 6 pm to 7 pm on the following dates in Brawley Hall Room 100:

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The interviews will be conducted by the Office of Financial Aid and Student Financial Services.


Complete the graduation administrative clearance process between March 26th and April 27th.

Administrative Clearance (Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018)

  • Completed the online comprehensive Senior Exit Survey (sent to each student via email)
  • Completed a Financial Aid Exit Interview (dates and times listed under STEP 3 above
  • Completed a Perkins Loan Exit Interview (if applicable)
  • Returned books and resources to the Woodruff Library and paid any outstanding library fees in full
  • Paid, in full, any outstanding account balance including the assessed graduation fee
  • Achieved clearance from the Office of Student Conduct (if applicable)

The Graduation Administrative Clearance form no longer exists as a mechanism for candidates to obtain administrative clearance at Morehouse College. Instead, students are required, between March 26 and April 27, 2018 to complete all administrative clearance tasks listed above.  Students who do not comply by the April 27, 2018 deadline will not be given additional time to do so and, as a result, will be removed from the commencement candidate list. Students should check their TigerNet account for holds in each of the areas above on or before March 26, 2018.  Removal of the hold(s) will be granted once the required task has been completed.   In order to achieve complete administrative clearance, no holds should remain on the student account after the April 27, 2018 deadline.

 *All items checked out from the Woodruff Library must be returned by 5 p.m. on April 27, 2018. Any fines and fees owed for overdue and/or lost items must also be paid to the Library no later than 5 p.m. on April 27, 2018.

STEP 5. Attend ALL Senior Class Meetings to ensure you are receiving pertinent information and updates





March 20, 2018



Sale Hall Chapel

April 10, 2018 



Sale Hall Chapel

April 24, 2018 



Sale Hall Chapel

May 1, 2018 



Sale Hall Chapel

STEP 6. Communicate with your family: Even if you haven't yet completed all of the items on your checklist, we recommend communicating with your family and friends as they make plans to attend Commencement. In particular, we encourage you to share the following information:

The web address for the Commencement website:

  • Where you stand with respect to graduation and your eligibility to participate in Commencement. In particular, if your graduation audit statement, midterm grades, outstanding financial obligations, or any other reason suggest that you may not be able to satisfy graduation requirements or participate in commencement, please begin to have that conversation with your family now.

STEP 7. Complete the semester with excellence: Exams for seniors are on May 3 and May 4, 2018. One of the most important things that you can do during this exciting time is to stay focused and do well on your academic work as you complete your experience here at Morehouse.

STEP 8. Check your name for graduation and commencement participation: From Monday, May 14th through Thursday, May 17th, the Office of Records and Registration will post the clearance list outside of Gloster Hall Room 106.  

  • Clearance List: Cleared as a Graduate
  • Your name will only be posted if you have fulfilled both Academic and Administrative Clearance

If your name does not appear on clearance list, you have not met the appropriate academic or administrative criteria for degree clearance. Friday, May 18th is the only day that Registrar’s Office staff members will be available to see students concerning clearance eligibility or disputes. 

Registrar’s Office staff will not be available from Monday, May 14th through Thursday, May 17th to speak with students. All Registrar staff will be fully engaged in the graduation clearance process.

STEP 9. Pick up your regalia: As soon as you have received confirmation that you are eligible to participate in Commencement, please pick up your cap and gown from the bookstore. The bookstore is open between 9 am and 6 pm during the week of May 14th. Please pick up your regalia before 10 am on Friday, in time for the senior class photo shoot.

At this point, you are ready and expected to participate in Commencement weekend activities, including the photo shoot on Friday, Baccalaureate on Saturday and Commencement on Sunday. Please follow the schedule of events to see where you should be on each of these days.