Graduation Requirements

Once your application has been received by the Office of Registration and Records, the Assistant Director will complete an Official Degree Audit. This degree audit indicates the classes and credentials still needed in order to graduate. The degree audit is signed by the respective Dean. Degree Audits take 7-10 business days to process. A student will only be considered a degree candidate when the above procedures are complete.

If you change your plans for graduation, please notify the Office of Registration and Records in writing.


After applying for graduation, you must satisfy the following requirements in order to graduate:

1. Complete your degree. All graduates must successfully complete the course requirements of their chosen degree. Refer to the course catalog from your entry year for degree requirements and other academic obligations. See the college advisor if you need guidance fulfilling those requirements.

  • Undergraduate Requirements: In order to be recommended by faculty for award of degrees, you must satisfactorily complete the curriculum requirements for your degree program with an overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and degree program cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. You are also required to have met the Capitol Technology University residency requirements outlined in the course catalog.
  • Graduate Requirements: Graduate degree recipients must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Grades of D will not apply toward graduate program requirements.

2. Settle your financial accounts. Before receiving a diploma, each student must fulfill all financial and administrative responsibilities. Contact the offices below before applying for graduation to ensure that you have no outstanding obligations to the college:

In addition, all students are obliged to complete the following tasks before receiving a diploma:

  1. Schedule and complete an exit interview with Financial Aid (financial aid students only).
  2. Complete a Graduating Student Surveys.
  3. Pick up caps and gowns in the Office of Registration and Records (Room A208).


Applications for graduation are available online or outside the Office of Registration and Records (Room 208). To view the application online, click the appropriate link.

Completed applications can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to the Office of Registration and Records.
Capitol Technology University
11301 Springfield Road
Laurel, MD 20708
Fax: (301) 369-2313
Email: Office of Registration and Records


You must pay your graduation fee and meet all outstanding financial obligations before you can receive your diploma, official transcript, or degree verification. Graduation fees are due no later than April 15.

Associate Degree: $75
Bachelor's and Master's Degree: $150

You can make payments to the Business Office online, through the mail, by phone or in person. The Business Office accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. Credit card payments can be made online or by phone.

  1. Over the Phone - Contact the Business Office:
    • Undergraduate Students: 301-369-2319
    • Graduate Students: 301-369-2318
    • Toll Free number: 888.552.7486
  2. Online - To make a payment online:
    • Log into My Capitol
    • Select the Home tab
    • Select My Account Info
    • Select My Account Balances
    • Select Make a Payment
  3. Mail - Please make checks payable to: Capitol Technology University and in the memo line, please list Graduation Fee
    • Send check/money order to:
      Capitol Technology University
      Attn: Business Office
      11301 Springfield Road
      Laurel, MD 20708