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Graduation Policies and Procedures


  1. Schools and Colleges start approving students for graduation after the term ends and all grades have posted.  
    • Approval for posting degrees may take up to several of weeks.
    • The Office of the University Registrar will NOT post degrees until your degree has been approved by your Dean's Office and/or Graduate School.
  2. Once your degree has been approved and submitted, the Office of the University Registrar will start awarding degrees the following week.
    • To check if your degree has been processed, go to Canelink and access your Unofficial Transcript. If your degree has not been posted, please contact your Dean's Office.
  3. Once your degree has been posted, the Office of the University Registrar will order your diploma the following week on Tuesday.
    • Important: If you have a Student Financial Hold or have not completed your Exit Interview, your diploma will NOT be ordered until you have met all requirements.
  4. Diplomas will be delivered to your permanent address, unless you have specified a Diploma Address Only in Canelink.
    • If you need to update your address, please do so in Canelink ASAP.
      • If you need assistance updating your address in Canelink, please contact Canes Central
    • Diplomas are ordered once a week and mailed directly from the printing company.
    • Once ordered, delivery expectancy for diplomas is between 3 - 4 weeks.
    • To check the status of your diploma, please click here.