Conferral of Degrees and Diploma Distribution

The university confers degrees three times each year. Summer degrees are conferred in late August, fall degrees are conferred in late December and spring conferral dates coincide with the university commencement ceremony in May.
 
Diplomas for conferred students with no holds on their accounts from the Business Office and/or Financial Aid will be distributed as follows:
 
Summer graduates: mailed by the last business day in September.
Fall graduates: mailed by the last business day in January.
Spring graduates attending May commencement: pick up their diplomas following the ceremony. 
Spring graduates not attending commencement : mailed by the last business day in May.
 
Student account balances (including graduation fees) must be paid and all financial aid obligations must be met before diplomas can be mailed. Please inform the Office of Registration and Records of any changes to your diploma mailing address as soon as possible.

Application for Graduation

It is recommended that you apply for graduation no later than one semester before your expected graduation date. It is strongly recommended that you apply for graduation once you meet the following criteria:
  • Associate: Upon earning 45+ credits
  • Bachelor:  Upon earning 90+ credits
  • Master: Upon earning 24+ credits.
  • Doctoral: Upon enrolling in your dissertation defense course

Application Deadlines:

2021:

January 5th for spring and summer graduates

August 31st for fall graduates

 

2022:

January 4th for spring and summer graduates

August 30th for fall graduates

 

Applications for Graduation are available online. To view the application online, click the appropriate link below.

 
Once your application has been received by the Office of Registration and Records, your official degree audit will be completed indicating the classes still needed in order to graduate. A student will only be considered a degree candidate when the above procedures are complete. If you change your plans for graduation, please notify the Office of Registration and Records in writing as soon as possible. 
 
Please Note: It is on your application for graduation where you will indicate the number of guests you will be inviting to the ceremony if attending; there are no tickets issued for commencement.

Graduation Fees

You must pay your graduation fee and complete financial aid exit counseling before you can receive your diploma or official transcript verifying the completion of your degree. The graduation fee is mandatory and non-refundable for all graduating students regardless of the student's participation in the commencement ceremony.

Associate's Degree: $75
Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral Degree: $150
Two Bachelor's Degrees (double major): $225
 
You can make payments to the Business Office online, through the mail, by phone or in person. The Business Office accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. Credit card payments can be made online or by phone.
 
1. Over the Phone 
Manager of Student Accounts: (301) 369-2318
 
2. Online
To make a payment online, follow the instructions below:
 
3. Mail
Make checks payable to Capitol Technology University. In the memo line, write 'Graduation Fee'. Please include your student ID number on the check if possible.
Send check/money order to:
 
Capitol Technology University
Attn: Business Office
11301 Springfield Road
Laurel, MD 20708

Graduation Requirements

After applying for graduation, you must satisfy the following requirements in order to graduate:

1. Complete your degree. All graduates must successfully complete the course requirements of their chosen degree. Refer to the course catalog from your entry year for degree requirements and other academic obligations. Course catalogs can be found here: University Catalogs

2. Settle your financial accounts. Before receiving a diploma, each student must fulfill all financial and administrative responsibilities. Contact the offices below before applying for graduation to ensure that you have no outstanding obligations to the university:

    • Business Office (businessoffice@CapTechU.edu) 301-369-2319/301-369-2318
    • Financial Aid (finaid@CapTechU.edu) - 301-369-2324
    • Residence Life (residencelife@CapTechU.edu) - 240-965-2493
    • Puente Library (library@CapTechU.edu) - 301-369-2553
In addition, all students are obligated to complete the following tasks before receiving a diploma and/or official transcripts:
  1. Complete the online exit interview with Financial Aid (financial aid recipients only).
  2. Complete your Graduating Student Survey.

Failure to complete these tasks will exclude you from participating in the graduation ceremony.