September degree candidates may petition to participate in the NYU Commencement and Gallatin graduation ceremonies in May. Petitions will be granted if the following criteria are met:

Once a student has submitted the petition form, applied for graduation, registered for Thesis Advisement, and had their adviser confirm their plans with the MA Program, the student can make an appointment with the Administrative Director of the MA Program and pick up a Dean’s Exception Letter. Students must have a Dean's Exception Letter in hand in order to pick up graduation tickets and attire.