Applying for a Diploma or Degree

Graduation is the culmination of a student’s academic experience resulting in the conferring of a degree. Cardinal Stritch University confers degrees in May, August and December. Students are eligible for graduation when they have met all academic degree requirements and have submitted an application for diploma.  

It is the responsibility of the student wishing to graduate to file an application for diploma. All degree-seeking students must apply for their diploma in order to graduate from the University even if not participating in the commencement ceremony. All degree requirements must be completed by the date of graduation.


If the graduation deadline falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted without a fee through the following Monday.

(Degree-Granting Month — Application Deadline)
  • May — March 1
  • August — August 15
  • December — October 1

General Information

  • Diplomas will be mailed about two to three months after graduation.
  • The official graduation date is the date posted on the academic calendar.
  • If you are unable to fulfill your degree requirements, you must withdraw from graduation in writing and reapply for a future graduation date.

How to Apply

To apply, please use the Graduation Application link in MyStritch to submit your application electronically.

If you no longer have My.Stritch access, you must print out, complete, and return the appropriate form below.

Graduation Applications