Certification of Graduation (or ‘Degree Completion Letter’)

If you have completed all degree requirements and deposited your thesis or dissertation and are waiting until the next degree conferral date to receive your degree, you may request from the Office of the Registrar a Degree Completion Letter (Degree Verification) indicating that all requirements have been completed. Important: All grades from the semester in which you are depositing your dissertation (and all other outstanding grades) must be reported before you can receive a completion letter.

Since master’s and doctoral degrees do not appear on transcripts until 4 to 6 weeks after the end of a semester, students may wish to obtain this letter from the Registrar’s Office to provide to employers or other universities to verify degree completion before the transcript posting, but after all grades are finalized and their dissertation (doctoral degree) or thesis (if required for the master’s degree) is approved and deposited.

See Degree Conferral/Payroll End Dates, Holds