Applying for Graduation
Dear BSU Graduation Candidate:
This letter serves as notification that you must use Bulldog Connection, the online student system, to apply for graduation. If you do not have a Bulldog user ID and password or have problems accessing the system, please contact the BSU Help Desk at 301-860-HELP.
The online graduation application is a mandatory step required of every student seeking a degree from Bowie State University. This application is the official notification and authorization for your academic department and the staff of the Office of the University Registrar to review your record for the completion of the degree requirements. Please adhere to the deadlines listed below.
While online, please check your personal information—name, email address, and major—and review your academic record for all courses taken away and while at BSU. Please submit a Data Correction Form to the office to correct personal data, a Declaration of Major Form to declare or to correct your major, and a Student Inquiry Form pertaining to any other academic records issues.
Please submit your application before the deadlines stated below. Visit the Office of Student Accounts to pay the required fees. Regardless of your plans to participate in the graduation ceremony, you must apply and pay the graduation fee. After the review of your record, The Office of the Registrar will POST ALL Graduation Status on Bulldog Connection Self Service Graduation Status Page.
PLEASE NOTE: There will not be a final clearance letter sent to your BSU email. Instead you will check your status by going to GRADUATION STATUS in Bulldog connection. Once you see that your status has changed to APPROVED, proceed to the Bookstore for regalia and Auxiliary Services for your tickets. Students must be ACADEMICALLY and FINANCIALLY cleared to participate in the ceremony.
The deadlines to apply for graduation:
- Spring: February 19, 2016
- Summer: June 30, 2016
All students must apply or re-apply online via Bulldog Connection by clicking on:
Self-Service > Degree Progress/Graduation > Apply for Graduation
Note the deadlines to apply for graduation above. You must use Bulldog Connection, the online student system, to apply for graduation. Please adhere to the deadline if you expect to participate in the spring commencement ceremony. If you do not have a Bulldog user ID and password or have problems accessing the system, contact the BSU Help Desk at 301-860-HELP.