Students who appear as though they have met (or will meet) the basic degree requirements required to graduate (i.e. 20.0 complete/in-progress credits for an HBA/HBSC/BCom/BBA degree) will have a request to graduate entered on their ACORN record. Students who confirm their request to graduate and are assessed as “complete” will have their degrees conferred at the next available convocation ceremony whether or not they are able to attend. Completing a degree requires the completion of program and degree requirements.

Planning for Graduation

Using Degree Explorer, the University of Toronto’s degree planning tool (, students can review their academic history, degree requirements or use the planner to determine how future course choices might meet their program and/or degree requirements.

Students who have confirmed their request to graduate can check Degree Explorer at the end of March for Spring Convocation, or September for Fall Convocation to see if their Subject POSts have been confirmed by the relevant department(s). They can view their eligibility to graduate in early May for Spring Convocation, or October for Fall Convocation.

Students should meet regularly with their program advisor(s) and an Academic Advisor in the Office of the Registrar to make sure all program and degree requirements are being met. It is recommended that students make an appointment prior to entering their final year.

Policy on Debts Owed to the University

Parchments, transcripts and letters of eligibility to graduate are withheld until all outstanding U of T fees, library fines, health service missed appointments fees, damaged departmental equipment fees and payment for all deferred exams have been paid in full (see Outstanding Fees). However, indebted graduands will be allowed to participate in convocation and have their names appear in the convocation program. Degree parchments are held by the Office of Convocation for pick up one year following each graduation ceremony.