Academic Rules

Degree Certification

School/college officials certify to the Registrar’s Office that degree and CAS requirements have been completed. This process generally takes four to six weeks after degree requirements have been completed. Degrees are awarded for the official date following the completion of degree requirements; the degree award dates fall in May, June or July, August, and December. Only courses that are an integral part of your degree program will be credited toward graduation requirements, in compliance with NYS Education Department requirements.

The University Senate recommends to the SU Board of Trustees the listing of candidates who will meet all requirements for degrees and certificates of advance study by the appropriate commencement date each year
Note: Participating in convocation and commencement ceremonies doesn’t imply that degree requirements have been completed.

You must file a diploma request through MySlice ( no later than the beginning of your last semester of study.