Graduation Petition Procedure
Students should petition to graduate approximately one calendar year prior to their intended graduation date. The purpose of the graduation petition process is to declare one’s expected graduation term, and confirm that any remaining requirements can be completed by graduation.
The School of Communication requires all of its major, minor, and certificate students to meet with their relevant SoC advisor before a submitted petition to graduate can be approved.
To petition to graduate, students should submit the online graduation petition form provided by the Office of the Registrar. Prior to filling out a petition, students are encouraged to review their degree progress reports in CAESAR, as well as any double-counting rules that apply to additional majors and minors. To access the Online Petition to Graduate and relevant policies and procedures, visit the Registrar’s website at: https://www.registrar.northwestern.edu/registration-graduation/graduation-preparation/graduation-petition-procedure.html