Application to Candidacy

The Application to Candidacy (ATC) is filed to indicate that you are entering the final stages of degree completion and that you wish to be considered a candidate for a specific degree conferral date.


For degree conferral on:

Feb. 1, 2021 June 1, 2021 Aug. 31, 2021

Application to candidacy due:

Oct. 1, 2020 March 1, 2021 July 1, 2021

All required conferral materials due:

Jan. 15, 2021 May 14, 2021 Aug. 13, 2021

Who should file an ATC?

All PhD students and students pursuing an AuD or DNP should file an ATC.

Students pursuing master’s degrees or advanced certificates should not file an ATC. These students must “apply for graduation” in the HUB Student Center (via MyUB). Please visit the Apply for Graduation in HUB webpage for instructions.

Amending the ATC

Changes to the ATC (e.g., changing expected degree conferral date, changing future registration, or changing advisors or committee members) are formalized through the Change Expected Conferral Date/Amend ATC form available on the Forms for Students page. This form must be endorsed by the director of graduate studies or chair of the student's department. These amendments are then reviewed by the Graduate School.

After You've Been Admitted to Candidacy

Once you've been admitted to candidacy, you may not need to enroll for 12 credits (nine credits for graduate, teaching and research assistants) to be certified as a full-time student. Please consult with your department's graduate coordinator to see if you qualify for certification of full-time status.