Graduate degree completion procedures

Student tasks

Step 1: Check your academic record in Quest

Remember: You will be required to replace all failed courses.  A failed course will count toward your overall GPA but will not count toward the course requirement. If you're not sure, ask your graduate coordinator to review your records with you.

Research programs: 

Step 2: Apply for graduation

Make sure you apply for graduation in quest before the due dates listed below.
A refund fee may be initiated if applicable (see the University of Waterloo graduate calendar for details).
Last academic term Apply for graduation due date Degree complete term Convocation term
Fall  December 23rd Fall  Spring
Winter April 30th Winter Spring
Spring August 31st Spring Fall 
More information on the convocation, times, dates, diplomas and ceremony details including regalia, photography, memorabilia and contacts can be found at the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs convocation page.