Frequently Asked Questions

Graduation Applications

If you are an Undergraduate student, you can apply for graduation when you are within 12 hours of degree completion.  If you are a Masters student, you can apply for graduation when you are within 6 hours of degree completion.  If you are a Doctoral student, you should have completed your dissertation.  Graduation applications will be cancelled if you are not eligible to apply for graduation.

If you are pursuing a certificate, please do not apply for graduation for the certificate when you have finished the requirements.  Your center or advisor should submit the online worksheet for processing.  Graduation applications for a certificate will be cancelled.

Graduation applications are valid for one year from the date of application.  Applications older than one year will be cancelled and you will need to reapply for graduation, paying the current graduation fee.  Your original fee will not be refunded or applied to the new fee.

There is a $100 non-refundable Graduation Application Fee for Undergraduate and Master’s degree programs that will be applied to the student’s account.  Additional diplomas will cost $50 and will be applied to the student’s account.  Fees are payable through Campus Solutions.


There is a $150 non-refundable Graduation Application Fee for Doctoral degree programs that will be applied to the student’s account.  Additional diplomas will cost $50 and will be applied to the student’s account.  Fees are payable through Campus Solutions.


Submission of multiple graduation applications may result in multiple charges.  Students pursuing multiple degrees in different programs (BSA and BSTM) will be charged a Graduation Application Fee for each program.

The graduation application fee covers the cost of processing, printing and mailing of one diploma. Additional diplomas may be requested at an additional cost of $50 per diploma. Regalia for students is NOT included in this fee.

You should choose the first available Worldwide Expected Graduation Term. Your degree will be posted when all requirements have been met, regardless of the term selected.

Degree Conferral

Your degree cannot be posted until all grades for the term have been posted by the instructors to the official transcript.  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.  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.  
Degrees and certificates are always conferred on the last day of the month for the credit that completes the degree requirements, regardless of the date the degree is posted.

Diplomas/Certificates

All diplomas are mailed to students using the address you provided on your graduation application.  Diplomas are not presented to students during a graduation ceremony.
No, specializations and/or minors do not appear on the diploma. They are documented on your ERAU transcript.
No, a certificate is not issued for a specialization or a minor.  It is documented on your ERAU transcript.
No, an Associate’s will not be added for the same degree program after the degree is conferred. An Associate’s degree should be declared prior to you submitting your graduation application.

No, minors will not be added after the degree is conferred. All minors should be declared prior to or when you submit your graduation application.

Diplomas are printed every week. As long as you do not have a balance or financial hold on your account, it will be mailed out the afternoon that diplomas are printed.

Duplicate diplomas can be ordered online by clicking here.  There is a $50 fee for each duplicate diploma.  Be sure to select the Worldwide Campus so the Graduation Team receives your order.  

This is not a substitute for the graduation application.  If you have not completed the program you are requesting a duplicate diploma for, please click here to apply for graduation.

When you apply for graduation, you can request what name you would like to appear on your diploma.  Variations of your legal name are permitted (Robert John Smith may request Robert J. Smith on his diploma).  Proper documentation is required for a name change prior to diploma printing.  Titles and/or military ranks are not notated on your diploma.

Commencement Ceremony

No, Worldwide students are not permitted to participate in either of the Daytona Beach residential ceremonies (Spring or Fall).  Worldwide students are permitted to participate in either of the Prescott residential ceremonies (Spring or Fall).  
Click on the Upcoming Ceremonies link on this website.  Both the application deadlines and deadline to order regalia are listed with each ceremony.  
No, an Associate’s will not be added for the same degree program after the degree is conferred. An Associate’s degree should be declared prior to you submitting your graduation application.
If there is any question about eligibility, it is always better to apply for graduation for a ceremony within the application deadline.  If you are ineligible for participation, your graduation application will be cancelled.

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.  

Students who opt to participate in a ceremony who have NOT completed their degree will NOT participate with honors and will NOT be mailed any honor regalia once the degree has been completed.  
 
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 at wwgrad@erau.edu and include what items you wish to purchase along with contact information where you can be reached.  
 

Contact Us

If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us:
Email: wwgrad@erau.edu
Phone: 1-866-393-9046, option 2

Contact Office of the Registrar

Office of the Registrar - Worldwide
Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114 US

Phone: 866-393-9046 Option 2
Fax: 386-323-5078
Email: wwgrad@erau.edu

Graduation Resources

Graduating Students: Visit the Campus Solutions Student Center to apply for graduation, view your graduation status, or pay your graduation application fee

Other important graduation links: