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Graduation Application

Graduation Application and Checklist

Applying for graduation and attending the Commencement Ceremony are separate processes.  Graduation refers to the administrative process of awarding your degree. Commencement is the ceremony that celebrates this achievement.

The checklist instructions on this page will guide you through the necessary steps in order to apply to graduate and receive your diploma officially. Please make sure to read this page in its entirety to avoid missing any essential steps.

Important Dates

Graduation TermSummer 2023Fall 2023Spring 2024Summer 2024
Graduation Application Due
Estimated Diploma Mailing DateDuring the month of October 2023During the month of February 2023During the month of June 2024During the month of October 2024
Commencement Ceremony

Graduating with Honors and with Distinction

Pratt students graduate with honors, highest honors, and with distinction. This is notated on the diploma and the final official transcript. The Institute does not graduate students cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude.

To be considered for honors, highest honors, or distinction, a student must have completed a minimum of 50 percent of degree credits at Pratt. These credits must be earned in semesters evaluated with a GPA.

Associate & Bachelors

With Honors: 3.500

With Highest Honors: 3.750


With Distinction: 3.85


Contact the Registrar’s office: or phone at 718.636.3663