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Graduation Information

Filing for graduation?

All students must file an Application for Graduation online via TNet (under Academic Profile). Graduation applications are due by November 1.

The student’s name and hometown will appear on the diploma and in the commencement program exactly as the student enters the information in the Application for Graduation. It’s important to verify the accuracy of what is typed.

An Application for Graduation can be submitted only once via TNet. If changes are needed, please contact the registrar’s office.

What is the deadline to file an Application for Graduation?

November 1.

Which graduation term should be selected when filing an Application for Graduation?

The student should select the term when degree requirements will be completed. Students may finish degree requirements in May, August, or December, but there is only one commencement each year, held on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend in May.

Can students participate in commencement if they will not graduate until the following August or December?

If students are scheduled to complete degree requirements by the following August or December and completes the Application for Graduation by November 1, they may participate in commencement. December graduates can elect to walk the May before or the May after they complete all requirements.

How will I know that I have graduated?

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all graduation requirements have been met, but the registrar’s office will make every effort to contact you before commencement if you have requirements outstanding. A student’s degree audit should indicate Pending (Anticipated complete) just under Advisor Name if all requirements are complete or will be completed in the upcoming term.

What GPA is required to graduate with honors?

Summa Cum Laude3.900 – 4.000
Magna Cum Laude3.700 – 3.899
Cum Laude3.500 – 3.699

What type of degree will a student receive?

A Bachelor of Arts degree.

Where is commencement held?

Commencement takes place on the lawn in front of Old Morrison. In the case of rain, commencement is held in the Beck Center

How and when will students receive their diploma?

If completing degree requirements in May, students will receive their diploma at the commencement ceremony when crossing the stage. If students are completing degree requirements in August or December, the registrar’s office will contact them when their diploma is available. Students can elect to pick it up in the office or have it mailed. Diplomas cannot be mailed to a PO Box, because they cannot be bent.

How does a student’s name appear on a diploma?

The name will appear on the diploma exactly as it appears in our student computer database. When a student files an Application for Graduation via TNet, the name and degree information will be displayed. If a change is needed, it can be made via the TNet Application for Graduation.

Only legal names will be printed. No nicknames or aliases will be allowed. If a student’s name has special characters such as an acute accent (é, á), a tilde (ã, ũ), or an umlaut (ë, ö) that are not reflected in the database, please contact the registrar’s office.

Do Latin or program honors appear on diplomas?

No. Latin honors appear on the official transcript.

Do majors or minors appear on diplomas?

No. Majors and minors appear on the official transcript.

What are the diploma dimensions?

Diplomas are 8 ½ x 11 inches. Frames are available in the Transylvania University Bookstore.

If the diploma is lost, can I get a new one?

Yes. Complete the Duplicate/Replacement Diploma Request form and submit the form and a check for $50 fee to: Transylvania University Office of the Registrar, 300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508.

Diploma re-orders take 8 to 10 weeks.

Need more details about commencement?

Please visit the commencement page.