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Degrees and Diplomas

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). Note: 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.

Degree and Diploma Application

If you are a student preparing to complete your degree, submit: Diploma and Degree Finalization Request When you are prompted for a login, please enter your portal username and password. Below are the deadlines

Degree and Diploma Finalization Application Deadlines

Expected Completion Application Due Degree Date
Spring 2021 Thursday, April 15, 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Summer 2021

Saturday, July 31, 2021 (including commencement participants)

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Fall 2021

Monday, November 15, 2021

Friday, December 31, 2021

Winter 2022      

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Friday, April 15, 2022


Important Degree Information

Degrees will be posted two-to-three weeks after the degree award date.

Please check your unofficial transcript in the Student Services tab of the NLU Student Portal  to verify that your degree is awarded before you order official transcripts.

Diploma Questions

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 email: so your diploma can be released to you.

Completion Statement

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

Questions on Degree or Diploma? Email:

Learn more about commencement. You may register for a regional commencement ceremony as part of the online at the top Diploma and Degree Finalization Request process and may only participate in commencement ceremonies if you are completing your degree.

Alumni Diploma Reorder

If you have previously received a degree from NLU but need a replacement diploma, submit: Diploma Reorder Form





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    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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    850 Warrenville Road
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    1000 Capitol Drive
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