Students are encouraged to apply for certification as soon as possible after program completion. Students who delay application for certification may be subject to additional requirements if the Georgia Professional Standards Commission implements rule changes or if Mercer modifies its program requirements. Time limits are computed from and include the first term of credit applied toward the degree. The Registrar regularly publishes dates for application for graduation. It is the responsibility of each degree-seeking student to stay informed about these deadlines and to apply for graduation at the appropriate time.