Graduation is not an event, it is the date your degree is formally processed (conferred) after you have completed all the requirements for your degree. Antioch University graduates students three times a year – at the end of the fall, spring, and summer terms. The last day of the term is used as the Graduation date each term.
Degree Conferral occurs after a final review of your file is done by the Registrar’s Office to make sure that you have completed all the requirements for your degree. Once your record is cleared for conferral, degree processing occurs in batches, approximately 4-12 weeks after the conferral date and diplomas are run & shipped monthly by the Records Office in Yellow Springs, OH.
To Qualify for Degree Conferral:
- All degree requirements must be fulfilled and your final work submitted to faculty by the end of the term. This includes all revisions to Capstone work such as Capstone Project, Master’s Project/Thesis, Internships, Dissertation etc.*
- Faculty sign-off and evaluation of student work must be posted by the conferral deadline.*
- Final (required) documentation including Substitution/Waiver forms, Advanced Standing etc. must be on file and processed.
- In addition to the above, Dissertation students must have had their Dissertation deposited to the electronic archive (ETD) by the end of the term and received the librarian’s notification of the release of their Dissertation by the conferral deadline.*
*Capstone publications such as Master’s Project/Thesis, Dissertation etc. are considered complete when all final revisions are submitted and signed off by faculty and the document is ready for publishing/deposit. It is suggested that students schedule presentations/defense meetings mid-term to allow time for revisions and submitting to faculty before the end of the term.
For students who have submitted all work by the end of the term, the deadline for documenting that all requirements are complete is 10 days after the end of the term, which includes faculty posting of evaluations.
Check your record
You can pre-check your own record by reviewing your Credit History and DAR (Degree Audit Report) in AUView. If there are missing evaluations/credit awards you may want to follow-up with those faculty. If there are questions on your Degree Audit or specific courses aren’t listed correctly speak with your advisor or email [email protected].
Graduation Application (Intent to Graduate Form)
To have your file reviewed for conferral you must submit a Graduation Application (found through AUDirect or Self Service). This form alerts the conferral team of your intent to graduate the next term. The conferral team advises students to submit applications in the term prior to your final term of registration; once you have registered for your final term. If you do not submit this form your file will not be reviewed and you will not receive your diploma.
If your requirements are not submitted by the end of the term, or your file is not documented as complete by the conferral deadline you do not need to submit a new Graduation Application; the conferral team will move your application forward for the next conferral date. If you do not complete your degree within 2 terms of submitting your application you must submit a new application for your expected final term.
Monthly diploma & Certificate processing occurs during the first full week of each month and includes a complimentary copy of your official transcript. Diplomas/Certificates are produced and shipped from the Antioch University Records Office in Yellow Springs, OH
This is the record of the requirements you have completed for your degree. A complimentary official transcript is included upon conferral and mailed to you with your diploma. If you are ordering additional official transcripts before the conferral date but would like to see your degree posted you must request that the transcript be held for conferral. Official transcripts can be ordered through the National Student Clearinghouse at http://www.studentclearinghouse.org/.
If you have a Hold on your record your official documents may be held by the Records Office. Be sure to settle your Student Account, finalize with Financial Aid (do your exit counseling) etc. You can check for Holds in AUView.
Questions about Graduation, Conferral
If you have additional questions about Graduation / Degree Conferral please contact the Registrar’s Office via email at: [email protected]
Each campus has its own commencement schedule. This day of celebration brings together participants from all the academic departments to celebrate everyone’s achievement of their degree. Commencement is not an official degree conferral date and you will not receive your diploma at this event.
Please see the Commencement page for details. If you have questions after reviewing the Commencement web page please follow up with the Commencement Team or your department if needed. The University Registrar Team does not coordinate Commencement.