Registering for Graduation

Diploma Application

Students may officially graduate in September, January or May. In order to graduate in a specific semester (i.e. the semester in which all degree requirements will be completed), students must apply for graduation within the application deadline period. Please check the Graduation Deadlines page on the Registrar's website for the graduation application deadline for the semester in which you intend to graduate:

Degree Requirement Completion Intended Please Apply for                          
Spring Semester May Graduation
Summer Semester September Graduation
Fall Semester January Graduation


Students apply for graduation on ALBERT.

Diplomas are mailed to the permanent address approximately eight weeks after the degree is posted to a student's record. Students should update their address to ensure the diploma is sent to the correct address. View/edit a permanent address in Albert Self-Service, select Student Center > Personal Information.

Doctoral students who wish to receive the Master of Philosophy degree must also apply to for graduation on ALBERT.

Students in dual degree programs must submit an application for each of the Schools in which they are enrolled.

Students who fail to meet specified deadlines will be unable to graduate on time and will have to wait for the following graduation period.

Degree Check Sheet

The Registrar's office sends a degree check sheet to all students who applied for graduation. Students should review this check sheet for accuracy and/or missing degree requirements and contact their appropriate program assistant director for assistance.

Commencement/ Convocation 

New York University's Office of Commencement arranges the ceremonies for the All University Commencement held in May. Students applying to graduate as noted above will automatically receive information about the commencement ceremony. Questions on the All University Commencement should be directed to (212) 998-6868 or commencement.

In addition, the Wagner School holds a separate convocation. Every student eligible for graduation will automatically be sent convocation information. For more information about the Wagner School ceremony, contact Wagner's Office of Special Events at (212) 998-7484 or see Convocation & Commencement Information.