National Louis University awards degrees at the end of each academic term, with transcripts and diplomas reflecting one specific date per quarter. In order to be awarded a degree, you must submit a Diploma and Degree Finalization Request by the appropriate deadline (see below). If you do not complete your degree requirements by the date for which you have applied, you may submit another Degree and Diploma Finalization Request to change the degree date.
You must submit a Diploma and Degree Finalization Request regardless of whether you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony. You may register for a regional commencement ceremony as part of the online process and may only participate in commencement ceremonies if you are completing your degree.
Degree and Diploma Finalization Application Deadlines
|Expected Completion||Application Due||Degree Date|
|Fall 2012||October 5, 2012||December 31|
|Winter 2013||January 11, 2013||April 15|
|Spring 2013||February 15, 2013||June 30|
|Summer 2013||April 30, 2013 (to march in commencement)||September 15|
|Summer 2013||July 12, 2013 (if not marching in commencement)||September 15|
Degrees will be posted two-to-three weeks after the degree award date. Diplomas will be mailed approximately six weeks after the degree date.
Diplomas and transcripts will not be issued unless all financial obligations have been met. If you had a financial hold on your account and have resolved it, please contact the Office of Admissions and Records so your diploma can be released to you.
If you are a student preparing to complete your degree, submit a Diploma and Degree Finalization Request.
If you are a student who has already submitted a Diploma and Degree Finalization Request, but need official proof of degree completion before the degree date, request a completion statement.
Learn more about commencement.
If you have previously received a degree from NLU but need a replacement diploma, submit a Diploma Reorder Form.
Questions? Contact us.