Apply to graduate

All RMIT students must apply to graduate. When you apply, you'll get to choose if you want to graduate at a ceremony or in absentia.

Access to RMIT's systems removed 24-48 hours after graduation

Once you graduate, RMIT is legally required to deactivate your student email account and cancel your access to RMIT systems. Unless you’re continuing your studies, you’ll lose access to all RMIT systems 24-48 hours after you graduate.

Please save any information stored in your student email or on RMIT systems to your own personal device or cloud storage before you graduate.

How to apply

Step 1. Check your eligibility

You're ready to graduate when you have:


Additional requirements

If you belong to one of the student groups listed below, click on the arrow to check for additional requirements.

To be eligible, you need to have:

  • received a passing outcome at examination
  • completed any required amendments as a result of the examination process
  • had your final archival and amendments document approved by the ADVC, RTD
  • completed all mandatory coursework courses (e.g. research methods) or had a credit transfer processed, where eligible
  • provided your 50 word citation to the School of Graduate Research, if you are a PhD student.

You may apply to graduate before meeting these conditions.

For questions about your academic progress and eligibility to graduate, contact the School of Graduate Research.

If you're an undergraduate single subject student, you need to register for a program.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students who have completed relevant studies through other providers, or are eligible for any other recognition of prior learning (RPL), need to apply for credit.

Once you've completed the above and met all program requirements, you can apply to graduate.


Melbourne Graduation Ceremony

If you're enrolled in undergraduate study period 3 or postgraduate session 3 you may not be eligible to graduate at the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony the year that you finish your studies due to the application deadline. However, you can apply to graduate at a future ceremony.

If you’re applying to graduate from an intermediate award, for example you’re enrolled in a Masters degree but want to graduate with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma instead, you’ll need to contact your school or college before applying. Once your school has admitted you to the intermediate conferring program, you can apply to graduate.

If you completed a higher education program more than 10 years ago, we're unable to confer your award or issue a Testamur. However, you can still be issued with a transcript confirming that you completed the requirements of your program.

You can read more about this in the Conferral and graduation policy.

On track? Great! You can go to Step 2. Choose your graduation option. 

If you'd like to chat to someone about these requirements or your eligibility, please contact your school or college

Step 2. Choose your graduation option

You need to decide whether to graduate at a ceremony or in absentia. To find out more, go to Graduation options and ceremonies.

Step 3. Log in to Enrolment Online and apply

  1. Log in to Enrolment Online with your RMIT email address and password. Forgotten your password? Reset it.
  2. Select My Student Record.
  3. Select Graduation details.
  4. Select Apply to graduate/Change graduation option.
  5. Follow the instructions to select your graduation option and complete your application.

After you've applied, you can continue to log in to change your graduation option and other details until the deadline. 

Step 4. Check your personal email and contact details are up-to-date

Check that your personal details in RMIT's records are correct, including your personal email address. We’ll send all further communications about graduation to your personal email*, not your RMIT student email, so it's important your details are accurate. 

To view and update your details:

  1. Log in to Enrolment Online.
  2. Select Update my details.
  3. Update your details as necessary.

*If you're studying at the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), communications will be sent to your SIM campus email account (

If you don’t apply to graduate

If you don’t apply to graduate, you’ll automatically graduate in absentia at the end of the month in which your school confirms you have completed your program (excluding SIM, Vietnam and SUIBE students).

New USI requirements from 1 January 2023 for higher education students

From 1 January 2023, all higher education students must provide RMIT with a verified Unique Student Identifier (USI) to graduate. You created a USI when you enrolled.

To have a verified USI, your name and date of birth must match exactly between your RMIT student record and USI registry record. If any details don’t match you must update them and re-verify your USI.

To check and update your USI registry record:
To check and update your RMIT record:

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