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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2020 School of Public Affairs and Administration School of Public Affairs and Administration Academic Policies and Procedures Graduation  


Degrees are conferred by the university upon recommendation of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark and the School of Public Affairs and Administration. Degrees are conferred and diplomas issued at the annual commencement ceremony each May. A student who completes degree requirements in October or January may request a diploma in December or April, respectively. October and January diplomas may be picked up at the Office of the Registrar or mailed to the address on the student's academic record.

Diplomas and official transcripts 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 school, including certification of the major, have been fully met well before the expected date of graduation.

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. Inquiries concerning graduation may be directed to the Assistant Dean for the Undergraduate Programs in SPAA, 111 Washington Street, Second Floor.

Diploma application forms must be completed and submitted via the Online Diploma Application by candidates for graduation as follows:

Degree Granted
Application Deadline
March 1-August 1
August 15-October 15
November 1-February 15

Unless the application is filed by the appropriate deadline, the degree is not conferred and graduation is delayed.

Requests to have degrees granted in absentia should be sent to the Office of the Registrar as early as possible, and should indicate the address to which the diploma should be mailed.

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

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