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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2020 School of Criminal Justice School of Criminal Justice Academic Policies and Procedures Graduation  


Degrees are conferred by the university upon recommendation of the Faculty of the Arts and Sciences-Newark and the School of Criminal Justice. A student who completes degree requirements in October, January, or May can request a diploma in December, April, or July respectively. Degrees may be obtained at the Office of the Registrar.

Diplomas are withheld if a student has a hold against his or her record. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that all the graduation requirements of the college, including certification of the major, have been fully met well before the expected date of graduation. For a personal academic degree audit evaluation, go to

Student records are officially closed upon graduation. A graduate cannot improve his or her cumulative grade-point average by completing work or taking additional courses after the degree has been conferred. To participate in commencement ceremonies, a student must have successfully completed all degree requirements.

Inquiries concerning graduation may be directed to the Office of Academic Programs and Student Services, located in the Center for Law and Justice, Suite 572. All candidates for graduation must complete a diploma application form online at according to the following deadlines:

Degree Granted Application Deadline

      Semester Completed     Graduation Date      Application Deadline

            Summer                       October                       July 30th

Fall                               January                       October 15th

Spring                           May                             February 15th

Unless the application is filed by the appropriate date, the degree is not conferred and graduation is delayed. Requests for diplomas to be mailed should be sent to the registrar as early as possible and should indicate the address to which the diploma should be mailed in July.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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