Degree Conferral Policy
Undergraduate and graduate students can complete the requirements for their degree(s) at the end of each respective quarter throughout an academic year, and the date of completion of all requirements should be recognized by the degree conferral deadlines for each quarter. The Board of Trustees, at their meeting on September 17, 1986, empowered the president to grant degrees at the end of each quarter. The diploma will bear the last date of the quarter for the respective term in which the student graduates.
Degree conferral is done upon the recommendation of the academic deans, with the approval of the faculty and certification by the Office of the University Registrar.
A list of prospective degree candidates for each term is generated based on the application for degree submitted by students through DrexelOne, who expect to complete their degree requirements in a given term. This list is used by the colleges to clear students for graduation which is done at the end of each term's grading cycle. The timeliness of this process is imperative to avoid unnecessary billing and academic record issues. In addition, all academic transactions related to the degree conferral must reflect dates prior to the actual degree conferral date for the respective term in which the student is awarded the degree.
Diplomas will be mailed eight to ten weeks following the official University degree conferral date (i.e., the date appearing on your diploma) and once the degree has been academically cleared through the respective college/school and Office of the University Registrar. You can confirm that your degree has been awarded by logging into DrexelOne. If your degree has not been awarded, you should contact your Academic Advisor.
Damaged/Not Received Diplomas
Original diplomas mailed by the Office of the University Registrar (with an official tracking number) but not received by the student will be replaced free of charge, provided that the Office of the University Registrar is notified within one year of the degree conferral date.
Original diplomas mailed by the Office of the University Registrar that were received damaged will be replaced free of charge, provided that the Office of the University Registrar is notified within one year of the degree conferral date. Because a student can only have one original diploma per credential awarded, you will be asked to tear your damaged diploma into two pieces and send a photo of the destroyed diploma to firstname.lastname@example.org.