Options to graduate

  • In absentia - not attend

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    If you have successfully completed your course but you don't want to wait until your graduation ceremony to receive your testamur, you can apply to graduate in absentia. This means that once we verify that you're eligible to graduate, your name and degree will be recommended to the Academic Senate for conferral. After that Academic Senate meeting we'll post your graduation documents to you.


    If you choose to graduate in absentia, you can’t attend a graduation ceremony, unless you're a PhD or Doctorate Graduate.

    How to graduate in absentia

    1. You will be notified once you are a potential graduand and asked to advise your preference for graduation
    2. Submit your option to graduate in absentia
    3. Your request will be processed for the next scheduled Academic Senate meeting
    4. After processing and approval, your graduation documents will be posted to your address within 4-6 weeks of the Academic Senate meeting

    Dates for 2019

    Below are the final dates to submit your request to graduate in absentia. If you miss a cut-off date, your request will be processed during the following period.

    Submission deadline Academic Senate Meeting
    11 January 8 February
    8 February 8 March
    8 March 5 April
    12 April 10 May
    10 May 7 June
    14 June 12 July
    19 July 16 August
    16 August 13 September
    13 September 11 October
    11 October 8 November