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F. A. Q. — Graduation Information

How do I file for graduation?

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

Your name and hometown will appear on your diploma and in the commencement program exactly as you enter them in the Application for Graduation, so please verify the accuracy of what you type. 

You can only submit your Application for Graduation once via TNet. If you need to make any changes, please contact the registrar’s office.

What is the deadline to file an Application for Graduation?

November 1.

Which graduation term should I select when filing my Application for Graduation?

Select the term when you are will complete your degree requirements. 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 I participate in commencement if I will not graduate until the following August or December?

If you are scheduled to complete degree requirements by the following August or December and you complete your Application for Graduation by November 1, you 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 Laude 3.900 – 4.000
Magna Cum Laude 3.700 – 3.899
Cum Laude 3.500 – 3.699

What type of degree will I 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 I receive my diploma?

If you are completing degree requirements in May, you will receive your diploma at the commencement ceremony as you cross the stage. If you are completing degree requirements in August or December, the registrar’s office will contact you when your diploma is available. You 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 my name appear on my diploma?

Your name will appear on your diploma exactly as it appears in our student computer database. When you file your Application for Graduation via TNet, your name and degree information will be displayed. If you would like to make a change, you can do so via the TNet Application for Graduation.

Only legal names will be printed. No nicknames or aliases will be allowed. If your 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 your official transcript.

Do majors or minors appear on diplomas?

No. Majors and minors appear on your official transcript.

What are the diploma dimensions?

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

If I lose my diploma can I get a new one?

Yes. Requests must be made in writing and should include: your full name while in attendance, name exactly as it should appear on the diploma*, dates of attendance, year of graduation, student number or social security number, date of birth, phone number to contact with questions, and the mailing address where the diploma should be mailed.

Requests should be sent to: Transylvania University Office of the Registrar, 300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508.

Diploma re-orders take 8 to 10 weeks and cost $50.

*Diplomas are only issued with the name under which you attended Transylvania University. 

Where do I go to find out more details about commencement?

Please visit the commencement page.

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