Applying for Graduation

Undergraduate students need to submit a Declaration of Intent to Graduate (DIG) form to their college dean's office. Please note, that seniors who complete graduation requirements but do not submit this form in a timely manner are advised that it will impact when they will be eligible to receive their diploma and their names may not be printed in the 2015 Commencement booklet. 

Online and Continuing Education students
should schedule a graduation interview to review their program worksheet with a faculty coordinator. To schedule an interview, a OCE student should call Online and Continuing Education at 978-934-2474. 

International students on either F-1 or J-1 student status who are completing their academic program in spring 2014 should schedule an appointment with the International Students & Scholars Office  978-934-2383 or

Once we have received your DIG form, your name will appear on the Registrar's Office website.

Master's and doctoral students must file a Declaration of Intent to Graduate Form (pdf) with the Registrar's Office. Deadlines are posted on the form. The Registrar's Office will verify course credit, grade and GPA requirements, and submission of thesis/dissertation (if applicable) prior to the awarding the degree.

Financial Aid

If you are a senior or a graduate student graduating this semester, and have borrowed from one of the various student loan programs, it is important to remember that your student loans are your responsibility and must be carefully managed. Federal Regulations require you to participate in an online Loan Exit Counseling to assist you with your student loan debt.

In order to fulfill the online Loan Exit Counseling requirement, you will need a Department of Education Personal Identification Number (PIN). Your PIN will also allow you to access various websites including; the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and Direct Loan Consolidation. If you do not know or do not remember your PIN, you can request a duplicate one

You must first review the Exit Counseling information for your loans, and then you will be directed to take a quiz. Your quiz results will be electronically sent to the Financial Aid office. Your Loan Exit Counseling requirement is not considered complete until you have completed and passed the quiz.

To access the online Loan Exit Counseling and/or obtain a PIN, please visit

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid office at 978-934-4220.

Perkins Loan Exit Counseling Exit material will be sent to you via certified mail to your current address in SiS.  Please verify that this address information is correct.  An Exit Interview service indicator will be been placed on your account.  This service indicator will not permit you to enroll in future classes here or receive transcripts until such time as you have completed and returned this exit packet. Please note: This exit CANNOT be completed on line. If you have any questions or need assistance with the Perkins Exit Interview process, contact Student Financial Services.

Holds Students with financial holds on their account will not be cleared for graduation. Students may participate in graduation; however, diplomas will be released only to students who have been financially cleared. Please check your SiS account for information on any possible holds.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the Perkins Exit Interview process, please contact Student Financial Services at