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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 School of Arts and Sciences-Newark Newark College of Arts and Sciences Academic Requirements Graduation  


Degrees are conferred by the university upon recommendation of the appropriate faculty. Degrees are conferred and diplomas issued at the annual commencement each May. A student who completes degree requirements in August or January may request a diploma in December or April, respectively. August and January diplomas 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, students should log onto Degree Navigator. Student records are officially closed upon graduation. To participate in convocation ceremonies, a student must have successfully completed all degree requirements. Inquiries concerning graduation may be directed to the Office of Academic Services.

All candidates for graduation must complete a diploma application form online at according to the following deadlines:

Degree Granted
Application Deadline
July 30
October 15
February 15

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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