Important Information for Graduating Students

| February 27, 2024
Submitted by Carolyn & Guillermo for Student Experience - Academic

Your Academic Advisors have reviewed your student record and have updated your status in Mosaic to “Eligible to Graduate”.

Here are the next steps:

  1. It is important that you DO NOT apply to graduate, as this could remove you from the “eligible” list!
  2. Once all final grades for all courses have been posted to Mosaic, we will conduct a final manual review of your academic record and identify students that have met all degree requirements.
  3. We will send paperwork to the School of Graduate Studies along with a request that they updated your status to “Cleared to Graduate”. This is also the time that your specialization or plan will be changed if it is currently incorrect. Do not be concerned if your status shows as “Pending” or “Needs to complete pending work”. This is a temporary status used by the School of Graduate Studies indicating that they have received our paperwork and they need to do the final academic review and add the “Cleared” status.
  4. Shortly after your status is updated, you will see the Graduation Tile on your Mosaic home screen. This is where you will confirm the name for your degree, indicate if you are attending the ceremony, order guest tickets etc.
  5. It is important that your student account be paid in full, as transcripts and degrees will be withheld if there is an outstanding balance.

Note that the process above will take 3 or more weeks following final grade submission.

If you require a letter of completion for Post Degree Work Permit applications, please send an email to (including your student number) to request a letter after all of your grades are posted to Mosaic.

McMaster’s Office of the Registrar (RO) coordinates up to 10 convocation ceremonies for thousands of graduates each June. Information about the ceremony can be found on their website. Please continue to check this website regularly for updates. The RO office is also responsible for all transcripts, degree distribution, guest tickets, etc.

Be sure to continue to monitor your McMaster email address regularly for updated information.

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