Check your credits
Prospective graduates should check with their advisors to be sure that they will have sufficient academic credits to complete their graduation requirements by their expected graduation date.
Students must meet all financial obligations before their diploma and transcript can be released. It is the student's responsibility to monitor his/her account periodically between now and graduation for any charges being transferred from the health center, the library, parking or various other departments within the University. Questions concerning student accounts may be directed to the Bursar's Office at (610) 519-4258.
Complete a Prospective Graduate Form
You will need to complete a Prospective Graduate Form to indicate how your name should appear on your diploma and to alert your college to begin the graduation degree audit process. Follow the instructions below to complete the Prospective Graduate Form for your particular degree program.
Check your Prospective Graduate status
At the beginning of the Spring Semester, prospective graduates can verify their individual status through myNOVA. On the Student tab, go to the Graduation Infomation channel and choose "Verify Diploma Information." These instructions also will be provided via email by the Registrar's Office.
If graduation status is not verified by the Registrar's Office Graduation List, the graduate's name will not be included on lists that permit cap and gown pick up (unless they have received prior approval to participate in the Commencement Ceremony from the Academic Dean of your College). Only graduates who have completed all of their degree requirements will be listed in the Commencement Program and no diploma will be produced for those who have not completed all requirements. If graduates are uncertain of their status, they should contact the Academic Dean of their College.
If you are a Master Degree candidate, please note that you must initiate the process for receiving your Master's Degree. The steps below indicate the starting point for each particular college.
2015: May 15—16
2016: May 13—14
2017: May 19—20