Graduation Information: All Graduate Students
The University, only upon recommendation of the faculty, confers
degrees after a formal application has been filed by completing an online Diploma Application (see
link at bottom of page.)
Degree candidates must file a Graduate
Diploma Application by the following deadlines: October 1st for an
October-dated degree, January 2 for a January-dated degree and April 1
for a May-dated degree. If the candidate fails to file the application
before the deadline date, the degree is not conferred until the
degree date. The candidate must file an
application for the following degree date.
See the online diploma application for specific filing dates.
Degrees are conferred three times yearly, however, there is one
University Commencement Ceremony held each May.
University Commencement is a universitywide ceremony at which the President
of the University formally confers all undergraduate and graduate degrees
awarded throughout the past academic year.
Separate convocations are also held by most of the individual schools and
colleges at various announced times, at which diplomas and awards may be
distributed to the schools’ graduating classes.
Candidates for the three degree dates, October, January, and May, are given
the option, on the online diploma application, of receiving their diplomas by
mail, at the Registrar’s Office, or at the School’s convocation ceremony, if
that option is available for the candidate’s school . Diplomas are normally available in
mid-November for an October-dated degree, mid-February for a January-dated
degree, and mid-June for a May-dated degree.
Degrees will be posted to students’ transcripts one to two weeks sooner.
Diplomas and Official Transcripts are withheld from all students whose
financial accounts and debts (including tuition, housing, parking, and library)
are not cleared.
Candidates who do not complete degree
requirements for the degree date for which they applied must file another
application for a subsequent degree date. Filing deadlines appear on the online
diploma application. See link at bottom
New Brunswick graduate and
professional school students should contact the Graduate Registrar's Office,
Room 200F, ASB, Busch Campus (848-445-2104) regarding diploma application
questions. All Candidacy Forms, transcripts, etc. are submitted directly to the
applicable Dean's Office.
Your Diploma Name must match your name as it currently
appears in our student database. If you want a different name on your diploma,
you must also change your name as it appears in our student database (and as it
will appear on a transcript) by submitting a "Change of Name Form"
along with two forms of evidence that you are already known by the new name
(such as a marriage certificate, driver's license, Court Order, passport, or
bank statement). (If your name on the student database currently contains a
middle initial, the online diploma application will allow you to enter your
middle name if you choose to do so.)
Online diploma application
Updated: August 21, 2007