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The timeline below provides step-by-step information on what to expect up to and during graduation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
It is not necessary to fill out any forms as the Office of the Registrar will automatically mail your diploma approximately eight weeks after completion of the final class and all program and financial requirements have been confirmed by University officials according to the University Catalog.
To register for the Maryland Ceremony, please follow this 3-step registration process.
Step 1: Complete the online participation survey by clicking here approximately 2 to 4 months prior to the ceremony date. Students must register to attend the Spring ceremony by Friday, April 28, 2017. Note: it is not necessary to wait until you reach your final term to register. As long as your completion date is by June 30, 2017, you may register as soon as registration opens. Please note: If the ceremonies reach capacity before the deadline, registration will close early due to fire code regulations.
Step 2: Pay the $100 ceremony fee—Click here to download the 2017 Ceremony Fee Form. Payment can be Visa, Mastercard, Discover, cash, or a money order made payable to Kaplan University. This form can be submitted via email to email@example.com, telephoned in to Shannon Cianelli at 301.766.3708, or can be mailed to:
Kaplan University—Hagerstown18618 Crestwood DriveHagerstown, MD 21742
YOU ARE NOT CONSIDERED REGISTERED FOR THE MARYLAND CEREMONY UNTIL THE $100.00 CEREMONY FEE IS PAID.THE DEADLINE TO PAY THE CEREMONY FEE IS APRIL 28, 2017.
The $100.00 ceremony fee covers the following:
This fee does not cover the graduate's cap and gown as each graduate needs to order their directly from Josten's by clicking here.
Step 3: Order your cap and gown. Caps and gowns are not sold by Kaplan University and will not be available for purchase at the graduation venue. Therefore, they must be ordered prior to the ceremony. Cap and gown orders take up to 6 weeks to process so it is recommended that orders are placed early. The deadline to order caps and gowns for the Maryland ceremony is April 28, 2017, and may be purchased through Jostens by clicking here.
*It is recommended that graduates and guests refrain from booking travel accommodations until after the ceremony registration opens. In the event of a schedule change, Kaplan University is not responsible for reimbursing travel costs or other expenditures associated with attending the ceremony.
Below is the graduation day schedule.
Maryland Morning Ceremony Schedule
Commencement for graduates in the Schools of Business and Technology, and Health Sciences
Maryland Afternoon Ceremony ScheduleCommencement for graduates in the School of Education, Nursing, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Kaplan University, Hagerstown campus will host an open house from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on June 4. The open house is for graduates and their families who would like to see a Kaplan University campus and take a tour of the facility. There is also a Kaplan University sign that makes a great backdrop for photos. The location of the open house is less than a half mile away from the graduation ceremony venue, North Hagerstown High School.The address of the open house is:
Kaplan University, Hagerstown Campus18618 Crestwood DriveHagerstown, MD 21742
Take the second Kaplan School Entrance located at the bottom of the hill on Crestwood Drive to park and enter the facility.
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