Petitioning To Graduate

Melbourne Campus and Education Center Students

Graduating students must have their Petition to Graduate received by the registrar's Graduation Office no later than the date shown below and in the Academic Calendar. Students petitioning after the due date are subject to a late fee of $30* and may not be able to graduate as planned because of insufficient time to verify completion of requirements.

To complete the online Petition to Graduate, log in to PAWS  and navigate to 'Student Records' under the Student tab.

Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate programs do not participate in the commencement ceremony. 

Online Students

Florida Tech Online Students Petition to Graduate

Graduate Certificate programs do not participate in the commencement ceremony.

Deadlines to petition to graduate

If a student petitions to graduate during the semester of graduation, a late fee of $60 will be assessed. 

Fall 2021 Graduation

  • Last day to petition to graduate without a late fee:* April 2, 2021

  • Last day to re-petition for students who had petitioned for Spring/Summer 2021:* September 3, 2021

  • Last day for completed graduate-level defense and exam: December 6, 2021

  • Last day to submit approved copies of thesis or dissertation to the Office of Graduate Programs: December 13, 2021

  • Graduation date (Saturday ceremonies): December 18, 2021

Spring 2022 Graduation

  • Last day to petition to graduate without a late fee:* September 10, 2021

  • Last day to re-petition for students who had petitioned for Fall 2021:* January 28, 2022

  • Last day for completed graduate-level defense and exam: April 25, 2022

  • Last day to submit approved copies of thesis or dissertation to the Office of Graduate Programs: May 2, 2022

  • Graduation date (Saturday ceremonies): May 7, 2022

Summer 2022 Graduation

  • Last day to petition to graduate without a late fee:* February 4, 2022

  • Last day to re-petition for students who had petitioned for Spring 2022:* June 6, 2022

  • Last day for completed graduate-level defense and exam: July 18, 2022

  • Last day to submit approved copies of thesis or dissertation to the Office of Graduate Programs: July 25, 2022

  • Graduation date (Saturday ceremony): July 30, 2022

*Date the petition must be received to the Registrar’s Graduation Office to avoid a late fee of $30.