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Commencement Participation: International Students

The information on this page is for international graduates. If you are a US graduate, please go here.

Global University students graduate between May 1, 2014, and April 30, 2015, are invited to participate in the commencement ceremony. All course grades must be posted and the Request to Graduate Form processed BEFORE a student can be graduated.

Undergraduate School of Bible and Theology Graduate School of Theology
Undergraduate Certificate
Undergraduate Diploma
Undergraduate Degree
Graduate Studies Certificate
Master of Arts Degree
Master of Divinity

Instructions for Participating in the ceremony:

Step 1:
Students enrolled through a National Office or Graduate Studies Group must contact their local enrollment office. The National Office or Graduate Studies Group should forward graduation requests and applicable forms to Global University’s assistant registrar in enough time that the graduation process can be completed before the May 1 commencement registration deadline. The registrar’s office cannot guarantee that graduation requests/applications received after April 1, 2015 will be processed before the May 1 commencement registration deadline. Please note that all course grades need to be posted and any other program requirements completed (capstone, thesis, etc.) BEFORE a graduation request/application is submitted. Students who are unable to complete the graduation process in enough time to register for commencement will not be eligible to participate in this year’s Commencement ceremony

  • Graduate School of Theology students need to submit the following forms to their local enrollment office - Application to Graduate and Request for Student Service. The international office in Springfield, MO should receive the necessary documents from the local enrollment office by April .

  • Undergraduate School of Bible and Theology students need to contact their local enrollment office for specific graduation instructions. The international office in Springfield, MO should receive a Graduation Check Request from the student’s local enrollment office by April 1.

Please note that Graduation Requests/Applications should only be submitted after all grades have been posted and any other program requirements completed; capstones, thesis, etc.

Step 2:
When your local enrollment office forwards your Graduation request/application to the international office, a program evaluation will be completed to verify that you have met all graduation requirements. Your graduation documents will then be mailed to your local enrollment office. After you receive your graduation documents you need to contact your local enrollment office for 2014 commencement registration instructions .

Step 3:
You must submit the 2015 Commencement Registration Form along with the appropriate fee to the GU commencement coordinator before May 1, 2015. If you need an official letter of invitation to apply for your VISA, please specify the details on the registration form.

Step 4:
Shortly after May 27, 2015, all ceremony participants will receive an information packet by e-mail. This packet will include complete information pertaining to the activities and events surrounding the 2014 Commencement.


International students must obtain a valid VISA by May 1, 2015, in order to enter the USA for the GU Commencement.

If you do not have your visa by May 1, 2015, your registration form will be cancelled.

Also, your payment will be non-refundable - no exceptions.

Certificates, Diplomas, and Degrees

Graduation documents are not given out at the commencement ceremony. Graduation documents are mailed to your local enrollment office before the commencement ceremony . You do not need to bring your graduation documents with you to commencement. During the ceremony, the president of Global University will present each graduate with a diploma cover as he or she walks across the platform.

Regalia (Cap & Gown)

Regalia will be ordered by the GU commencement coordinator. The commencement fee includes the cost of the cap, the gown, and a dated ('15) tassel. Each graduate-level student will also receive his or her hood during the ceremony. Students graduating with honors will wear honor cords. Only the caps and gowns ordered through the commencement sign-up process may be worn at the commencement ceremony.


All participants will be responsible for their own airfare, transportation, meals, and lodging. Global University can assist with limited transportation needs. We encourage you to use Springfield's public transportation system during your stay in the city.