Graduation and Diplomas

Undergraduate students who wish to graduate in fall or spring must apply through Banner Self-Service within the first two weeks of that semester. Those who wish to graduate during the summer and be listed in the May commencement book must apply by March 1.

Graduate and professional students who wish to graduate in the fall must apply through Banner Self-Service by Nov. 1. Those who wish to graduate in the spring must apply by April 1, but must apply by March 1 in order to be listed in the May commencement book.

To apply to graduate:

  • Under "Student Records" select "Apply to Graduate."  
  • Select the most current term on the Curriculum Term Selection page in order to see your current program of study. Review it, select it and click "Continue." 
  • Select the term in which you are applying to graduate.
  • Review the spelling of your name as it will appear on your diploma and the mailing address to which it will be sent. From "Student Records" select "View Online Application to Graduate."

If a change needs to be made to your diploma name or diploma mailing address, email graduation@slu.edu from your SLU email account. Make sure to include your Banner ID.

Apply to Graduate

Graduation Fee

Saint Louis University’s graduation fee is assessed to all graduating students, regardless of participation in commencement activities. You do not have to pay this fee when you submit your application to graduate; it will be billed to your student account.

Fee amounts:

  • Baccalaureate and master’s students: $75
  • Juris and medical doctorate students: $100
  • Doctorate of philosophy and doctorate of education students: $75

Diplomas

You will receive email notification when your diploma is available for pickup or mailing. This occurs after the published conferral date when your grades have been submitted, your academic department clears you for graduation and you have no outstanding financial obligations to Saint Louis University.

Diplomas will be mailed to the address you provided on your graduation application.

If your diploma is damaged or you do not receive your diploma within four to six weeks of the mailing date outlined in the email notification, contact the Office of the University Registrar at 314-977-2269 or graduation@slu.edu.

Duplicate or Replacement Diplomas

Duplicate or replacement diplomas are $25 (an additional $25 for international shipping) and may be ordered online.

Apostille and Missouri Certification

Saint Louis University students interested in having their diploma or transcript validated for a foreign government should take note of the following:

  • Students finishing their studies, who are leaving the United States may need to apply for an Apostille of the Hague or a Missouri Certification to be applied to both their final transcript and their diploma. (Some countries allow a photocopy of the diploma to be used). Speak with the consulate of the country involved to verify their requirements.
  • The Apostille and the Missouri Certification are processed by both the Office of the University Registrar and the State of Missouri. 
  • The state will not allow the University to begin the paperwork for the Apostille until the day after you graduate.

Apostilles and Missouri Certifications are $10 per document (an additional $25 for international shipping) and may be ordered online.