When entering their final semester, candidates who anticipate faculty recommendation for conferral of the degree are required to follow the procedures listed below:
1. Ensure that all academic requirements have been or will be completed.
2. Ensure that related fees and any outstanding debts to the university have been or will be paid.
3. Submit a diploma application online at https://grad.admissions.rutgers.edu/Diploma/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fDiploma. The degree cannot be conferred as scheduled and graduation will be delayed if this form is filed after the deadline. Students must refile this form if the deadline has passed. 4. Complete the Application for Admission to Candidacy for Degree. You can find this form at https://graduateschool.camden.rutgers.edu/graduation. Upon completion, submit the form to your graduate director, so that the form may be reviewed and signed. The form will then be forwarded to the associate dean of the graduate school for final approval.
A candidate who does not wish to attend commencement is asked to indicate that on the online graduate diploma application and to indicate if he or she will receive the diploma by mail or pick-up at the Office of the Registrar. At the time of commencement, a degree may be conferred in absentia only if the candidate has notified the university registrar that he or she is unable to attend the commencement exercises. In all cases, the candidate should indicate the address to which the diploma may be mailed.
Diplomas are withheld from all students whose financial accounts or library records are not clear or who have other outstanding obligations to the university.
For more information regarding graduation, please see the Graduate School-Camden graduation website: https://graduateschool.camden.rutgers.edu/graduation.