In order to be eligible to graduate and participate in convocation, the student must:

  1. Have met all program requirements;
  2. Have the thesis (if applicable) successfully completed and defended and necessary documentation submitted prior to the stated deadline;
  3. Be currently registered in the term in which program requirements were completed, including the defence and completion of necessary revisions to the thesis (if applicable);
  4. Ensure all outstanding fees are paid to the University.
  5. Have submitted an Application to Graduate
Revisions approved Sections 9.1
by CGPS Council January 19, 2024
Implementation January 19, 2024


Students who expect to meet their graduate program requirements are responsible to submit an Application to Graduate per the deadlines set by the Convocation Office.

Thesis/dissertations students are responsible for ensuring the final approved version of their electronic thesis/dissertation is submitted to the ETD site per deadlines set out in the Academic Calendar. 

The academic unit will recommend the student for the award of their degree. When the recommendation of award is submitted, the advisory committee/academic unit will ensure that:

  • All changes in the thesis/dissertation or project required by the examining committee have been made by the student and checked by the supervisor or other person(s) designated by the examining committee;
  • All copies of the thesis/dissertation as submitted electronically meet the requirements in the Guide for the Preparation of a Thesis;
  • The graduate student's file in the academic unit and in CGPS contains all necessary and up-to-date information regarding the student's status, program requirements, and progress in the program.

Students in a thesis/dissertation-based program should work closely with their advisory committee in order to ensure all necessary documents have been received in their academic unit and CGPS. Following the thesis/dissertation defence, students will receive a Graduating Student Checklist.

Students are responsible for submitting the Application to Graduate online through PAWS on or before the last working day of March to receive their degree at Spring Convocation, or on or before the last working day of August, to receive their degree at Fall Convocation.

Units will submit the appropriate completion documentation on behalf of each thesis/dissertation student as appropriate.


All of the graduate degrees and diplomas offered by the University of Saskatchewan shall be publically posted in the University Catalogue.
The University Course and Program Catalogue is published online at