YOUR DIPLOMA: Degree candidates must complete the Apply to Graduate option and complete the application form. Take the time to provide your name as you want it to be printed on your diploma and in the commencement program.
- The major will be printed on diplomas for only non-specified degrees (Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Arts, PhD).
- Changes made to your name after the diploma has been printed may be subject to a $50 fee and may not be corrected until after commencement.
- Changes made to your degree information and name submitted after the program deadline will not be noted in the commencement program.
STUDENT LOAN OBLIGATIONS: An exit interview is mandatory if you
have received a Federal Perkins, Health Professions, Nursing, Physician
Assistant, and/or Federal Stafford Student Loan. Your tickets, invitations,
and diploma will not be released until the Exit Interview is complete.
The Student Loan Collections Office, along with the Office of Student
Financial Services will be contacting you with further details and session
dates for completing this process.
FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS: You must fulfill all financial obligations to
the University prior to the release of your diploma. Your current balance,
including any balance also owed on a payment plan, must be paid in full.
If this obligation is not fulfilled until after Commencement, you must
contact the Commencement Office at 617.373.4098 for the release of
HONOR CORDS: Qualifying bachelor's degree candidates will be given honor cord during cap and gown distribution. If you are graduating from the College of Professional Studies please refer to their web site for related policy.
Graduating with honors is reserved for Bachelor's degree candidates who have completed the required hours at Northeastern and have earned the qualifying QPA.
Cum Laude (with honor) 3.250 to 3.499
Magna Cum Laude (with high honors) 3.500 to 3.749
Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors) 3.750 to 4.000
Transfer credit is not considered in determining the Quality Point Average.
MAILING/ADDRESS INFORMATION: Be sure to update your diploma mailing address via Apply to Graduate. Please note that this action does not update your information with the Office of the Registrar. Changes to your permanent address should also be updated on myNEU.