How Do I Apply?

Undergraduate students need to submit a Declaration of Intent to Graduate (DIG) form to their college dean's office. Please note, that seniors who complete graduation requirements but do not submit this form in a timely manner are advised that it will impact when they will be eligible to receive their diploma and their names may not be printed in the 2016 Commencement booklet. 

Online and Continuing Education undergraduate students need to submit a Declaration of Intent to Graduate (DIG) form. Instructions and copies of the form are available on the Continuing Education website.

International students on either F-1 or J-1 student status who are completing their academic program in spring 2016 should schedule an appointment with the International Students & Scholars Office  978-934-2383 or isso@uml.edu. See more information on inviting family members.

Once we have received your DIG form, your name will appear on the Registrar's Office website.

Master's and doctoral students must file a Declaration of Intent to Graduate Form (pdf) with the Registrar's Office AFTER obtaining their graduate coordinator's signature. The Registrar's Office will verify course credit, grade and GPA requirements, and submission of thesis/dissertation (if applicable) prior to the awarding the degree.

The deadlines are:

For Spring completion: Degrees conferred on May 14, 2016

  • Deadline to apply: April 1, 2016
  • Deadline to submit thesis/dissertation to Library: April 29, 2016

For Summer completion: Degrees conferred on August 31, 2016

  • Deadline to apply: August 5, 2016
  • Deadline to submit thesis/dissertation to Library: August 15, 2016

For Fall completion: Degrees conferred on February 1, 2017

  • Deadline to apply: Dec. 5, 2016
  • Deadline to submit thesis/dissertation to Library: Dec. 15, 2016

Financial Aid

If you are a senior or a graduate student graduating this semester, and have borrowed from one of the various student loan programs, it is important to remember that your student loans are your responsibility and must be carefully managed. Federal Regulations require you to participate in an online Loan Exit Counseling to assist you with your student loan debt.

In order to fulfill the online Loan Exit Counseling requirement, you will need a Department of Education Personal Identification Number (PIN). Your PIN will also allow you to access various websites including; the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and Direct Loan Consolidation. If you do not know or do not remember your PIN, you can request a duplicate one

You must first review the Exit Counseling information for your loans, and then you will be directed to take a quiz. Your quiz results will be electronically sent to the Financial Aid office. Your Loan Exit Counseling requirement is not considered complete until you have completed and passed the quiz.

To access the online Loan Exit Counseling and/or obtain a PIN, please visit www.studentloans.gov/.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid office at 978-934-4220.

Perkins Loan Exit Counseling 

Exit material will be sent to you via certified mail to your current address in SiS.  Please verify that this address information is correct.  An Exit Interview service indicator will be been placed on your account.  This service indicator will not permit you to enroll in future classes here or receive transcripts until such time as you have completed and returned this exit packet. Please note: This exit CANNOT be completed on line. If you have any questions or need assistance with the Perkins Exit Interview process, contact Student Financial Services.

Holds

Students with financial holds on their account may participate in graduation; however, diplomas will be released only to students who have been financially cleared. Please check your SiS account for information on any possible holds.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the Perkins Exit Interview process, please contact Student Financial Services at  StudentFinancialServ@uml.edu.