International Student Graduation Information

File for Graduation

Filing for graduation is the responsibility of the individual student.  This is the first step in the process to confirm your degree completion by the university, and eventually have your diploma issued.

If completing your academic program, you must Apply for Graduation through Self-Service. It is recommended to apply for graduation the semester before you are scheduled to complete your academic program.  The Apply for Graduation process will allow Enrollment Services and your Academic Department to review your eligibility for your degree completion. If you do not apply for graduation, you will not officially complete your degree or receive a diploma.

  1. You must review the process to file your graduation.
  2. Enrollment Services will review you are eligible to graduate by communicating with your Academic Department
  3. You will receive a notification via email (FDU email) stating either you are completing your program or you have additional credits remaining.
    ****Proof of degree completion is required in many instances for international students.  For example – proof to an employer you have a earned a degree, applying for OPT STEM Extension, Government requirements.*****

Graduation Ceremony 2022

By applying for graduation, you will also be able to attend the graduation ceremony on May 18, 2022 at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey.

For information on the ceremony and events, please visit the Commencement webpage.

Bus to the Graduation Ceremony

The Office of International Student Services will provide a bus to Met Life Stadium on the day of the ceremony – Wednesday May 18.  The bus will depart from the Student Union Building on the Metropolitan Campus at 7:15 AM. After the ceremony, the bus will depart Met Life stadium and return to the Metropolitan Campus.

This bus is for graduating students. You may reserve up to three seats.

Email the following to Cheryl Vee at – you will receive a confirmation of your reservation within 2 business days.

  • Your first and last name
  • FDU ID Number
  • Phone number and email
  • The first and last name of your guests