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Student Financial Assistance & Benefits

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Announcements & Upcoming Student Events

Announcements and Upcoming Events for College of Professional Studies Students


May 2017 Commencement Celebrations

College of Professional Studies Celebration: Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Charles E. Smith Center

University Commencement: Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. on the National Mall

Please see our CPS Commencement website and the University Commencement webpage for further May 2017 Commencement details.


Summer 2017 Course Registration

Summer  2017 course registration is now open. You can find the schedule of classes on the Registrar's website by clicking on your campus location. If you do not know which courses to register for, please consult with your academic advisor or program director. Please contact if you have questions regarding registration.


Summer 2017 Graduation Applications 

Students who are on track to complete the requirements for their program in the summer 2017 semester and are no more than 9 credits away from graduation at the end of the spring 2017 semester may participate in the May 2017 Commencement ceremonies. If you wish to do so, you should have registered for summer 2017 courses and applied for summer 2017 graduation using the Online Graduation Application by March 15, 2017 (note - registration for summer sessions opened March 1st).

Summer graduates who wish to participate in May 2017 Commencement who did not apply for graduation by March 15th now need to apply for graduation by completing the late paper application and submitting it by email to Late paper applications will be assessed a $35 late application fee.


Spring 2017 Applications for Certificate Completion

Graduate certificate students on track to complete their certificate requirements during the spring 2017 semester need to complete the Application for Certificate Completion and submit it to Student Services by email to or by fax to 703-299-4144. Spring 2017 Applications for Certificate Completion are due by April 1st, 2017.  


Spring 2017 Graduation Applications

The deadline to apply online for spring 2017 graduation was February 1, 2017. Spring 2017 graduates who did not apply online for graduation by February 1st must now contact to request a late (paper) graduation application, which is subject to a $35 late fee.

Please review our Graduation and Certificate Completion webpage for additional information.