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In order to apply for graduation, students must be within their enrollment year. When all degree requirements have been satisfied, students are required to apply for graduation by submitting the Request for Graduation form via Online Student Services. A student does not automatically become a candidate for a degree.

To be considered for graduation, all academic requirements must have been met at least one month prior to the graduation date. The official graduation months are March, June, September and December. Once the application and fee have been received and the Office of the Registrar has certified that all degree requirements have been met, the Office of the Registrar will send a certification email to each graduate and degree seeking candidates’ names are presented to the Thomas Edison State University Board of Trustees for formal approval. Upon approval by the Board of Trustees, diplomas are ordered for each individual graduate and are mailed to graduates within ten business days of the graduation date.

Note: Diplomas and/or transcripts will not be sent to graduates with outstanding financial obligations to the University.

Toni M. Terry, BA

"I am 67 years old, soon to be 68, and to be able to say I did this at this day in my life is just gratification for my own self."

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