Apply for Graduation via Bison Web

The Office of the Registrar is pleased to announce eligible Howard University students may apply for graduation via Bison Web effective Tuesday, September 18 – Friday, November 2. The self-service graduation application will eliminate the labor intensive paper process for students and staff, ensure data integrity, allow flexibility in reporting, improve operational inter-departmental processes, and increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Applying for Graduation via this method is available for students who will have the requisite number of credits and GPA to graduate fall semester 2012 and spring semester 2013. Students should meet with their advisor as soon as possible if they are uncertain of their eligibility status.

It is our sincere hope this user friendly system enhancement improves the student experience.

Instructions

  1. Log into BisonWeb

  2. Navigate to Student > Student Records > Apply for Your Degree

  3. Select your Curriculum
    If the curriculum is correct, select the current program button and then select continue. Only apply if the curriculum is correct. If it is not correct contact your academic advisor. If you have changed your program effective a future term, it will not appear in the current selection and you will need to apply effective that term. If you have multiple curriculums, you will need to apply for each separately. Each will be denoted by a separate current program button.

  4. Identify the term of graduation.
    Select the graduation, date, term and year that corresponds to the respective semester in which you plan to complete your degree requirements. Select continue.

  5. Confirm your attendance.
    Confirm whether you will be attending the May Commencement ceremony. This information will be used for forecasting ceremony attendance. After you have noted your decision, select continue.

  6. Confirm your diploma name and edit/add your middle name if applicable.
    The name listed is how your name will appear on the diploma. If a current diploma name exists, you may keep it by selecting Keep Diploma name. If a current name does not exist (meaning you have not previously applied) you can select the current name under ”Select a Name for your Diploma” from the Drop/Down menu. Selecting new will not allow you to add another name. Your official name is listed, new will only allow you to add a middle name or initial. If you do not select new you may edit your defaulted middle initial on the next page. Official name changes must be submitted through the Office of the Registrar with official documentation. Once you have identified your name, select continue.

  7. Enter your address.
    Select or enter a current address for your diploma by selecting new. Use the ”one of your addresses” drop down menu to select or change an existing mailing address for your diploma. You can edit your address or if it is correct, select continue.

  8. Apply your graduation fee charge.
    A $100 graduation fee is required to complete the transaction and will be charged to your student account. Use the drop down box to charge the fee to your Student Account. Select continue.

  9. Submit.
    A summary page will be displayed once complete. Please verify to ensure all information is accurate prior to selecting Submit Request.