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Graduation Petition Procedure

This procedure is for undergraduates in the School of Education & Social Policy, Medill, WCAS, Bienen and the School of Communication.


Approximately one calendar year prior to your intended graduation date.


Review the double-counting rules that apply to your majors and minors and your degree progress report in CAESAR.

Students are strongly encouraged to review the double-counting rules that apply to their major(s) and minor(s) and to discuss them with their adviser(s), if questions arise, before submitting their graduation petition form to the Registrar’s Office.


  1. Download the appropriate form here:

    Medill School of Journalism Graduation Petition Forms

  2. Complete the petition with your major/minor adviser(s).

  3. If you are enrolled in a Dual Bachelor's Degree program, complete a graduation petition form for each degree.

  4. Return the completed and signed form to:

    Office of the Registrar
    633 Clark Street
    Evanston, Illinois 60208-1118


A degree auditor will send a message to your NU email address confirming your petition has been processed. This can take up to 45 business days depending upon when you submit your petition (the closer to the deadline, the longer the review will take). You must review your degree progress report in CAESAR to ensure you understand your remaining requirements, and contact your degree auditor if questions arise. Any substitutions or exceptions must be approved by your adviser and sent to your degree auditor at All incomplete grades, including “K” grades, must be resolved before graduation.

Degree auditor