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This policy applies to Undergraduate, Graduate School of Management and Professional Schools students only.

The process for determining diploma or certificate conferral dates and the distribution of diplomas, certificate and transcripts with degrees posted is outlined below. Refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates for all of these processes.

The Friday after May Commencement-the Friday before the end of summer term graduation

  1. Students may have degrees or certificates conferred every Friday, as long as all required grades are recorded in CheckMarq and all degree requirements are completed according to the college/school's schedule. In cases when the University is closed on Friday, degrees will be conferred on the last business day of the week.
  2. Colleges/Schools will verify degrees/certificates and must submit a list of those graduating to the Provost's Office by noon of the appropriate Friday.
  3. The Office of the Registrar will post the degrees/certificates of all students who appear on the graduation list, the following week.
  4. Diploma or certificate conferral date = the Friday the list is submitted.
  5. Transcripts with degrees/certificates posted are available the week after the graduation list is submitted.
  6. The Office of the Registrar will order diplomas or certificates for these students after the graduation list is submitted.
  7. These diplomas and certificates are available for mailing or pick-up 4-6 weeks after the graduation list is submitted.

September–November and January-April

  1. Students may have degrees or certificates conferred the last business day of the month, as long as all required grades are recorded in CheckMarq and all degree/certificate requirements are completed according to the college/school's schedule.
  2. Colleges/Schools will verify degrees/certificates and must submit a list of those graduating to the Provost's Office by noon of the last business day of the month.
  3. The Office of the Registrar will post the degrees/certificates of all students who appear on the graduation list the following week.
  4. Diploma or certificate conferral date = the last business day of the month.
  5. Transcripts with degrees/certificates posted are available the week after the graduation list is submitted.
  6. Office of the Registrar will order diplomas or certificates for these students after the graduation list is submitted.
  7. These diplomas and certificates are available for mailing or pick-up 4-6 weeks after the graduation list is submitted.

May, December and the end of summer term graduation in August

  1. Students may have degrees or certificates conferred as long as all required degree/certificate requirements are completed according to the college/school's schedule.
  2. Colleges/Schools will verify degrees/certificates and submit graduation lists to the Provost's Office. Refer to the academic calendar for the exact date.
  3. Refer to the appropriate academic calendar for the diploma or certificate conferral date.
  4. The Office of the Registrar will post the degrees/certificates of all students who appear on the graduation list.
  5. Refer to the academic calendar for the exact date diplomas and certificates are available for pick-up at Marquette Central or for mailing from the Office of the Registrar.
  6. Refer to the academic calendar for the exact date transcripts with degrees or certificates posted are available from the Office of the Registrar.
 

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The Office of the Registrar is the official keeper of academic records including course registrations, grades, transcripts and diplomas.


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