Graduate School Petition to Graduate

Graduate School Petition to Graduate

Anticipated Graduation DatePetition Due Date
January 15 (complete requirements during fall)August 15
June 15 (complete requirements during spring)January 15
September 15 (complete requirements during the summer)March 15


The Petition to Graduate form must be submitted by students planning to complete a master’s and/or doctorate degree. All graduation candidates’ names are presented to the faculty and Board of Trustees for approval several months before each graduation date (January, June and September). Please submit the form below by the due dates above (also available in the Academic Calendar).

Personal Information

Are you a U.S. Military Veteran or Active Duty Member?

Commencement Information

Will you participate in the commencement ceremony? There is only one commencement in May every year to celebrate students who graduated in September and January immediately preceding the May ceremony, and students who anticipate graduating in June of that year.
Please also provide your phonetic pronunciation of your name (only if it is difficult to pronounce)

Legacy Information

Hood College recognizes graduates at Commencement who have legacy relationships with family members who also graduated from Hood College.  Legacies are defined in the following ways:

  • Great Grandparent/Great Grandchild
  • Great Aunt & Uncle/Great Niece & Nephew
  • Grandparent/Grandchild
  • Parent/Child (including step relationships)
  • Aunt & Uncle/Niece & Nephew
  • Sibling (including step relationships)

If you have a relative who fits a defined legacy relationship, please provide the following information, which will be confirmed by our Alumni office: