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When can you request graduation?

Check the following before requesting graduation

  • Graduation can only be requested with a primary study plan
  • Graduation can be requested when the structure of your study plan is in order. The status of your study plan’s structure must be some of the following:
    • Selections complete
    • Parts completed
    • Selections approved
    • Selections approved, parts completed
    • Selections conditionally approved
    • Selections conditionally approved, parts completed
  • All modules in the study plan must be approved before requesting graduation. Check out the instructions Applying for approval and Free edit mode
  • Check your programme’s instructions regarding graduation. You can find the instructions from Into's  page → Academic catalogue 2022-2024  →  [ your programme ]→ Graduation. (Academic catalogue 2020-2022)
  • If you have a Bachelors-Master's study right do not remove the Bachelor's programme from your study plan. If you remove it your graduation request can not be handled.

Request for graduation can be sent in Sisu in two ways depending on your study attainments

1. You have completed the last study attainment needed for your degree

You can submit a request for graduation on Sisu immediately after completing your last study attainment (for example a thesis or a maturity essay). 

Submit the request by going to the degree programme info sheet of the programme you have completed. To go to the info sheet, go to Structure of studies and click on the code of your degree programme. This will take you to the info sheet. The Graduation section contains a Request for graduation button. Start by reading Aalto University’s graduation instructions. Then click the Request for graduation button. It will take you to a request form.

Study plan where the code for the degree programme is underlined.

Dropdown menu opening from the title Graduation with a Request for graduation button

2. You have completed all studies included in your degree and the status of your personal study plan (HOPS) is ‘parts completed’

If you have completed all studies included in your degree and the status of your HOPS is "parts completed", the Structure of studies banner at the top of the page will display a green banner stating that you can submit a request for graduation. In this case, you can apply for graduation through the selection assistant by clicking on the link that says "Request for graduation"

Study plan where all courses are completed. In the selection assistant there is a green rectangle with Request for graduation button.

How to request graduation

Read Aalto University’s graduation instructions before you request graduation.

  • Click the link to read the graduation instructions on Into ( You can also find the link to the graduation instructions on the degree programme info sheet: click on the code under the name of the degree programme and select Graduation in the accordion menu.
  • Click the Request graduation button. It will take you to a request form.

Personal information

The request for graduation will first display your personal information which you cannot edit.

  • Check that this information is correct.

Contact information

The information that you have entered as your personal information in My profile → Personal information will be displayed as your contact information.

  • You can edit your telephone number and secondary address if you need to. Your personal information will be automatically updated accordingly.

Contact information of the applicant, Edit button on the upper right corner

Other info

  • Answer to possible additional questions regardind graduation. The questions are Degree programme specific. Some of the questions are compulsory.
    • Starting from 1.8.2022 there are questions regarding your choice of master’s programme and tuition fee waiwer for your master's studies
  • Other infoAdditional info for the graduation request. Use it to provide additional information if you need to. Completed credits that have not been entered into Sisu yet are a good example of additional information that affects your request for graduation.
  • Delivery of the degree certificate, indicate whether you would like to pick up your degree certificate at the university or receive it by post.
    • If you wish to receive it by post, you can select your primary or secondary address as the delivery address.

Alumni association

  • This secton is visible for students graduating from master’s or a doctoral programme
    • Check the box if you want to join the alumni network and allow your personal data (name, primary address and secondary email address) to be forwarded to the alumni register.
    • Note that contact and degree information on graduates is saved in Aalto's alumni and partner system (CRM), whether or not they you join the AlumniCircle.

File where one can join the university's alumni association.

Submit graduation request

  • To finish, submit your request for graduation by clicking the yes button.
  • You will be asked to confirm that you want to submit the request.

Request to cancel or submit graduation request.

Finnish Bachelor's graduate survey

  • This section is visible for students graduation from bachelor’s programmes
  • Please, take it immediately by clicking the Continue to the survey button.
  • If you would like to take it later, click Not now

Window where one can continue to Finnish Bachelor's graduate survey or end request process.

Submitted graduation request

  • After you have submitted your request for graduation, you will see a green banner with the text Graduation request submitted, and the status of your graduation request is requested.
  • You can also see your graduation request under My profile → Applications and Decions.

Under My profile tab is the page Applications and requests. On the right upper corner there is a button to withdraw request.

How to cancel a request for graduation

If you need to, you can cancel your request for graduation, edit it or resubmit it.

  • You can cancel your request through the degree programme info sheet, the selection assistant or through My profile → Applications and Decions
  • You can cancel or edit your request for graduation while its status is requested.
  • If the status is in progress, you cannot cancel the request.

Under My profile tab the page Applications and requests is shown.

If you cancel a request, you cannot reactivate it for processing.

  • Open the request for graduation and click on the withdraw request button. 

 The page of the graduation request. Green arrow pointing to button Withdraw request.

  • A new window will pop up, asking you to confirm that you wish to cancel your request for graduation. The window will also remind you that you cannot resend a cancelled request.

On the right lower corner buttons Do not withdraw application and Yes, withdraw application.

  • Select Yes, withdraw the application if you wish to cancel your request.
  • After you have cancelled your request for graduation, you will see a green banner with the text Graduation request withdrawn, and the status of your graduation request is cancelled.
  • You can also see your cancelled graduation request under My profile → Applications and Decions.

After the Graduation request title is a green rectangle with the text Cancelled inside.

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