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Apply to Graduate

Congratulations – you’ve completed your program and can apply to graduate!

After you complete all your required courses and your final grades have been posted in Mosaic, please apply to graduate using the steps below:

  • Log into Mosaic Student Centre tile
  • Ensure the spelling of your name and your address are correct
  • Use the drop-down menu in the Academics section (defaulted to “other academic…”) to select “Apply for Graduation” and follow the steps.

Please apply for graduation AFTER the grade for your final course has been posted to Mosaic. The “Expected Graduation Term” is the term in which you began your last course. When applying to graduate it takes 6-8 weeks to be approved. Once approved it takes an additional 6-8 weeks to receive your Certificate, Diploma or Certificate of Professional Learning in the mail. Certificate of Completion will be emailed shortly after the approval process.

Graduates of Certificate and Diploma programs will be mailed a hardcopy credential. Certificate of Completion graduates will be issued a digital certificate. Once cleared to graduate, students can also access proof of program completion. Certificate and Diploma graduates can request an official transcript in Mosaic. Professional development and Certificate of Completion graduates can view their Course History through their Student Centre under My Academics.

Please note, we do our best to clear students to graduate as quickly as possible, however, during peak times, the process may be delayed.

Only Certificate, Diploma and Certificate of Professional Learning graduates are invited to attend graduation ceremonies.

Graduation Ceremony

Apply to Graduate deadline for the 2022 graduation is August 31, 2022.

Join us on Thursday, November 10, 2022 for our 2022 Graduation Ceremony.

Please note: that graduating students will receive graduation communications via email to your personal and McMaster email. If you want to update your email communication preferences, don’t hesitate to contact us at

Congratulations to our 2021 graduates!

Check out how we celebrated our 2021 graduates by clicking below.