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Graduation occurs three times a year in September, December, and May. All students MUST file an intent-­to-­graduate form by the appropriate deadline specified on the Graduate School calendar. Students must file this form online through the MyUNH website. More information on this process is available on the Graduate School’s website at

All coursework completed prior to the official conferral of the degree will be applied only to that degree program. Graduate students MUST have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to graduate.


The annual commencement ceremony is held in May.

Doctoral, Master's and Ed.S. students who earned their degrees in the preceding September and December are invited to participate in commencement ceremonies in May.

Master's and Ed.S. students who expect to complete their degree program in May, as well as those who expect to complete their programs at the end of the summer term following the commencement ceremony (September), are eligible to participate in the May commencement ceremony. Students who file their intent­-to­-graduate online for either May or September by the last deadline to file for May will be listed in the commencement book.

Doctoral students must have completed all requirements for the degree by the published deadlines for May in order to participate in the May ceremony. Only those candidates who have completed their program are listed in the commencement book.

All students who intend to participate in the May ceremony must register to attend through the Commencement Office.

For more information on how to register for commencement please visit the UNH Commencement Website