Degree Conferment and Eligibilty for Graduation

DATES FOR AWARDING DEGREES

 

The College of Medicine students who are completing their M4 year should have an understanding of how their degree is awarded and the documents they will need after they graduate. Your degree is awarded by the University of Illinois at Chicago. The University only awards degrees on certain dates.

Degree Conferment


Conferment Date




To be considered and eligible for graduation, you must be scheduled for all clinical requirements, have passed USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS:

Spring 2017

May 7, 2017




by June 17, 2017

Summer 2017

August 6, 2017




between June 18, 2017 and August 19, 2017

Fall 2017

December 17, 2017




between August 19, 2017 and December 30, 2017



If you will be a summer semester graduate and only have remaining graduation requirements which will be completed before July 1, and your residency program requires a letter of verification, the Office of the Registrar will write a letter, including the College of Medicine seal, stating that you have completed graduation requirements but due to the College and University’s calendar your degree will not be conferred until the end of the summer semester.

Similarly, if you will be a fall graduate and have complete requirements prior to the degree conferment date, and your residency program requires a letter of verification, the Office of the Registrar will write a letter, including the College of Medicine seal, stating that you have completed graduation requirements but due to the College and University’s calendar your degree will not be conferred until the end of the fall semester.

Updated  9/24/15