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Graduation Process

General Information

Complete the online Graduation Application through MyPack Portal as directed by your college.

Be attentive to deadlines and fulfilling your responsibilities to secure your graduation clearance. Responsibilities include:

  1. Confirm Graduation Application procedures and complete any college or departmental paperwork with your advisor;
  2. complete the online Graduation Application (application help guide);
  3. ensure that your "privacy settings" in the MyPack portal indicate your intention for inclusion in or exclusion from the graduation program and official press releases no later than November 4th. For help on how to change these settings in MyPack Portal, please see the FERPA/Privacy tutorial.
  4. confirm that you have fulfilled all requirements for your degree;
  5. if applying for a minor, speak with your minor advisor;
  6. purchase academic apparel and announcements.

An informational flyer will be mailed to candidate mid-semester. This will provide apparel purchase information, schedule of events, important reminders, student speaker application, and other opportunities.

Academic apparel can be purchased through the NCSU Bookstore beginning in early December or May. Preordering is only required for special needs and those orders should be made in early November or April. Photo ID is required for apparel purchases. For more information about apparel and announcements please visit our Announcements and Apparel information page.

All diplomas are 11x14" except for those students graduating from the Agricultural Institute. Their diploma size is 8.5x11". Frames are available for purchase at the NCSU Bookstore. Duplicate diplomas are available upon request for $40.00. Contact Registration and Records' Graduation Coordinator at 515-2572 or fax/mail a completed replacement diploma request form(pdf).

 

Diploma Distribution

Only Doctoral students receive their diplomas at the main graduation ceremony. Diplomas will be distributed following the main ceremony just off the adjacent hallway at the RBC Center.

December Graduates: Final clearance for candidates other than Doctoral is late January and diplomas will be mailed to the address listed as your Diploma or Home/Mailing address in your MyPack Portal mid-February.

May Graduates: Final Clearance for candidates other than Doctoral is mid-June. Students who have been cleared for graduation prior to the graduation date will receive their diplomas by the last week in June. All other students who are cleared late will receive their diplomas by the second week in July. All diplomas will be mailed to the address the student has as their Diploma or Home/Mailing address in their MyPack Portal.

Summer Session I Graduates: Final clearance for candidates is late July and diplomas will be mailed to the address listed as your Diploma or Home/Mailing address in your MyPack Portal the beginning of August.

Summer Session II Graduates: Final clearance for candidates is the beginning of September and diplomas will be mailed to the address listed as your Diploma or Home/Mailing address in your MyPack Portal in the beginning of October.

NOTE: Students with a Financial Hold set by the Cashier's Office will not receive their diploma until the hold is released. It is the student's responsibility to alert the Graduation Coordinator of account clearance.

 

Degree Posting

Graduates can expect degrees to be posted on their transcript approximately two (2) weeks after the graduation date.