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Graduation Audit Information

Graduation audits for the December graduation cycle start the week of September 22, 2020

Applications are reviewed in the order they were received over the next 6-8 weeks.

The graduation application period is July 1 – September 30, 2020. Students who applied early in the graduation cycle (July) will be reviewed before those students that applied at the end of the graduation application period (September).

Priority is given to students whose academic evaluations show that they have completed the academic and financial requirements of their intended degree.

All students, without a financial hold on their account, who apply for graduation and pay the graduation fee during the application period will be reviewed.


You cannot receive a certification letter for your degree until your official graduation audit is completed and successful. Look at the question above for an idea of when your audit will be completed.

If you need proof of your degree requirement status, please give your official academic evaluation to the person needing proof.


If you have not done so, please fill out the Request for Supplemental Information so that information can be included with your graduation audit.

Check your Academic Evaluation in Online Student Services to ensure it shows that you have completed all your degree requirements.

If you have to meet any required credit hour residency for your enrollment and are opting to pay the residency waiver fee, contact the Office of Student Financial Accounts at (609) 984-4099 to coordinate your payment as soon as possible so that your audit is not delayed. Information about your residency requirement is located at the bottom of your Academic Evaluation on Online Student Services.

If you have any outstanding balance to the University, contact the Office of Student Financial Accounts at (609) 984-4099 to pay it immediately as you will not be certified for graduation as long as you have a balance due.


All materials pertaining to graduation, such as external transcripts and fees should have been submitted to the Office of the Registrar before November 1, 2020. We will review your file in the order it was received so send in all documents as soon as you can. If your documents arrive after the middle - end of November, it may be too late to include your request in our December graduation. It is important that you indicate these remaining credits on your Request for Supplemental Information form so we know what your plans are.


We will email you a notice regarding the outcome of your audit, regardless of the status, once it is completed. Please check your email regularly for emails from your graduation auditor with updates on your graduation status.

If your audit is successful and you have been certified for graduation, you will receive an emailed confirmation of certification. If you need a mailed letter of certification, please send an email to to request it. A notice will also appear on your Academic Evaluation when you have been certified for graduation. A member of the Registrar staff will also call to inform you and answer any questions you may have about your graduation.

If your audit shows academic or financial requirements remaining to be completed, we will let you know what they are and suggest you work with Academic Advising to develop a plan for completion.

If you have not satisfied the requirements of the degree, you will be considered for the next available graduation in March 2021.


If it has been determined that you have met all of the requirements of the degree, your name will be submitted to the Board of Trustees at its next scheduled meeting for approval of degree conferral on December 11, 2020.

Your Thomas Edison State University transcript will not show that a degree has been earned until the actual date of graduation (December 11, 2020). Once your degree has been approved by the Board of Trustees, a final student copy of your transcript listing the awarded degree will be mailed to you along with your Thomas Edison State University diploma. It is important to note that your diploma does not say your area of study. The diploma package will be mailed within two weeks after the graduation date.

You can request a transcript to be sent out after the degree has been conferred automatically by using the transcript request process.


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