Graduation Details for SCPS

Who Can Apply?

Continuing and Professional Studies students who have earned at least 80 total credit hours and at least 20 credit hours at Loyola are eligible to apply for graduation. To be eligible to graduate, you must complete a Graduation Application. The application is available online through LOCUS. Early application ensures that you will receive an audit of your remaining graduation requirements prior to enrolling in your final semester’s classes.

What Happens When You Apply?

When you submit your application, you initiate an "audit" of your Core, major, certificate (if applicable), and school requirements by your academic advisor. Upon completion, your advisor will e-mail you a copy of the graduation audit, which details your remaining requirements for graduation. You may also choose to schedule an appointment to personally review your remaining requirements with your advisor. To schedule an appointment, please call the SCPS Office at 312.915.6501

When to Apply

Students may apply to graduate in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester. This means you will plan to complete all of your degree requirements in that semester.

Expected Graduation TermGraduation Application Deadline
Fall (December) March 1
Spring (May) October 1
Summer (August) October 1

Again, early application is strongly encouraged to ensure that you receive your graduation audit prior to enrolling in your final semester’s classes. Students who do not apply by the application deadline must contact the SCPS Office.

Where to Apply

The Graduation Application is available online through LOCUS. If you do not see your "expected graduation term" as one of the options on the application, please contact the SCPS Office. Students who do not apply by the application deadline must contact the SCPS Office.

Why Apply?

To be eligible to graduate, you must apply. Also, by applying early, you ensure that you receive your graduation audit prior to registration for your final semester. 

How to Apply

Please follow these steps to complete your application in LOCUS:

  1. Log into LOCUS
  2. Enter your ‘Student Center’
  3. Use the drop-down menu to select ‘Apply for Graduation’
  4. Select your desired program
  5. Select your desired graduation term
  6. Press ‘Continue’ and proofread the application information
  7. Verify or update your name as it will appear on your diploma
  8. Verify or update your permanent address
  9. Indicate whether you will attend the graduation ceremony
  10. Press ‘Save Changes’
  11. Press ‘Continue’
  12. Press ‘Submit Application’

Commencement ceremony

For information on the SCPS Commencement ceremony, please visit the Commencement website.