Applying for Graduation
Visit the Campus Solutions Student Center to apply for graduation, view your graduation status or pay your graduation application fee.
Undergraduate students can apply for graduation when they are within 12 hours of degree completion. Masters students can apply for graduation when they are within 6 hours of degree completion. Doctoral students should only apply for graduation when they have completed their dissertation. The graduation applications will be cancelled if the student does not meet these eligibility requirements 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 appropriate paperwork for processing. Graduation applications for certificates will be cancelled.
Undergraduate students - $100
Masters students - $100
Doctoral students - $150
Additional Diploma - $60 per copy
Graduation applications submitted at the same time should be charged only one graduation application fee, but diploma fees will be added on every application that a duplicate diploma was requested.
These charges will be applied to your account and are non-refundable. Fees are payable through Campus Solutions. Submission of multiple graduation applications may result in multiple charges.
Graduation applications are valid for one year from the date of application. Applications older than one year will be cancelled. 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.
Upon initial review, your graduation application may be cancelled if you are not eligible to apply or have applied for graduation for a certificate. If your graduation application has expired, it will also be cancelled.
Degrees and certificates are conferred on either (1) the last day of the month that you apply for graduation or (2) on the last day of the month in which the term ended for the last course completing the degree or certificate requirements, whichever is later. Degree conferrals will not be backdated, so you should apply for graduation in a timely manner. If you do not apply for graduation for your Associates degree, it will be posted with the same date as your Bachelors in the same program.
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 Bachelor’s degrees only, graduation honors are awarded in accordance with the following criteria:
You must have completed at least 45 credit hours in residence at Embry-Riddle.
Your cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for all Embry-Riddle courses determines the level of graduation honors based on the below chart:
Summa cum laude – 3.900 – 4.000 CGPA
Magna cum laude – 3.7000 – 3.899 CGPA
Cum Laude – 3.500 – 3.699 CGPA
The honors level will appear on your diploma and academic transcript with the degree information.
For Masters degrees only, students are recognized through the inclusion of the notation “With Distinction” in accordance with the following criteria:
You must have completed your graduate studies with a CGPA of 4.000, based on grades received in all Embry-Riddle graduate coursework.
“With Distinction” will appear on your diploma and academic transcript with the degree information.
- Your Name – You are able to enter the name you would like on your diploma, but it must be some version of your legal name. Proper documentation is required for name changes prior to diploma printing or a duplicate may need to be purchased once documentation has been provided. Titles and/or military ranks are included.
- Degree Name – Only the main program name will appear on your diploma – no specializations or minors will appear. Separate certificates are not provided for specializations or minors.
- Degree Honors – If you earn honors, they will be listed below the degree name.
- Term Date – This is the same date shown in the Degrees Awarded section on your transcript. Please see the Degree Conferral section for how this date is determined.
Duplicate diplomas can be ordered online by clicking here. There is a $60 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.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers a digital diploma to students following graduation, at no additional cost.
The digital diploma complements the paper diploma and can be accessed immediately upon receipt of the notification, so it’s a great way to share your accomplishment with your family, friends, and potential employers.
Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree recipients will receive a digital diploma. Certificates will not be issued digitally at this time.
Upon completion of a degree, graduates will receive an email and text notification with instructions for electronically claiming their digital diploma. Follow these simple steps:
- Check your email and text messages for the award notification.
- Follow the link to set up your Parchment digital credentials account.
- Share your digital diploma on Facebook and LinkedIn via a verified link, or download a secure .pdf version.
- Your digital diploma will always be accessible online through your Parchment account. You can login to your Parchment account and download or share your digital diploma at any time in the future.
In-Person Commencement Ceremonies
Contact Office of the Registrar
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114 US
Phone: 866-393-9046 Option 2