When you apply for graduation, your records are reviewed and your degree will be posted if complete. If you’re not degree complete at that time, your graduation application is placed in a review status.
At the end of each term, the Graduation Team begins a daily process of reviewing a report of posted grades and checking those students for completion. Your degree cannot be posted until all grades for the term have been posted by the instructors to the official transcript. Generally, degrees are posted within 2 business days of the final grade being posted, but processing time may vary depending on the size of the term and holidays.
For Masters degrees only, students are recognized through the inclusion of the notation “With Distinction” in accordance with the following criteria:
Doctoral and Masters students should be degree complete in order to participate in a ceremony. Undergraduate students may participate in a ceremony if they are within 12 hours of degree completion.
Since honors are awarded at the time of degree conferral, if you opt to participate in a ceremony in a ceremony prior to degree completion, you will not be able to participate with honors during the ceremony. In addition, you will not be mailed honor cords/distinction medallions once your degree has been conferred. These items may be purchased after your degree has been conferred by contacting the Graduation Team.
It is always best to apply for graduation prior to the graduation application deadline for the ceremony that you wish to attend. Please email the Graduation Team with questions regarding ceremony participation.
You will receive your regalia (cap, gown, tassel and hood for Masters students). If your degree has been posted at the time of the ceremony, honor cords for Bachelors students or distinction medallion for Masters students will also be provided. When crossing the stage, you will be presented with a padded diploma cover. These are Embry-Riddle’s gift to you for attending a Worldwide ceremony.
Diplomas are not presented at a commencement ceremony. All diplomas are mailed to students after degree completion, which may be prior to or following a ceremony.
The Graduation Team now has the ability to help you purchase any portion of regalia (tassel, hood, honor cords, distinction medallions, cap or gown) if you are unable to participate in a ceremony. Regalia is sold only to students who are degree complete. Honor cords and distinction medallions will be sold only to students who earned those honors.
Please email the Graduation Team, including what items you wish to purchase and contact information where you can be reached.
Graduating Students: Visit the Campus Solutions Student Center to apply for graduation, view your graduation status, or pay your graduation application fee.