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 Master 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 posted at the time of degree conferral, if you opt to participate in a ceremony prior to degree completion, you will not participate with honors and will not be mailed honor cords/distinction medallion once you are degree complete. These items may be purchased after degree conferral by contacting the Graduation Team.
If there is a question about ceremony eligibility, it is always best to apply for graduation for that ceremony within the graduation application deadline. If it is determined that you are ineligible for participation, your graduation application will be cancelled. Students can email the Graduation Team with questions regarding participation in a ceremony.
Regalia is delivered directly to the ceremony location and cannot be provided to you prior to the ceremony. You will only receive regalia if you participate in a ceremony.
You will receive your regalia (cap, gown, tassel and hood when applicable), honor cords or distinction medallion (when awarded) and a padded diploma cover as Embry-Riddle’s gift to you for attending a ceremony. Diplomas are not presented at the 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.