All diplomas will be available for pickup at the Office of Graduate Student Services for two weeks after arriving from the printer.  At the end of two weeks, diplomas will be shipped to the address listed in your graduation application.

If your address has changed since you submitted your graduation application, please email to request that the address be updated.

University policy does not permit the release of either diplomas or final transcripts to students with unpaid balances greater than $100. Students with unpaid balances should contact the Office of Student Accounts for more information or to clear their accounts.

Diplomas for summer and fall are ordered at the end those semesters. Consult the following table to find out when your diploma should be available. Students will be notified that their diplomas are available through an email sent to their Georgetown email account.

Degree Awarded: Diploma Available:


At the May Commencement Ceremony or
in the weeks following if the student is unable to attend.





Students can check their unofficial final transcripts using MyAccess. To receive a printed official transcript, students must order one through the Registrar’s Office.

Click here for a translation of the Latin wording on your Georgetown University diploma.

For more information about diplomas and transcripts, please see the Graduate Bulletin.

Degree Posting Timeline

The Graduate School reviews student records and clears students to graduate during the two weeks following the month of graduation. For example: a student who applied for August graduation can expect to see their degree appear on their transcript by the end of the second week of September. The degree conferral date will be the final day of the month of graduation; in this case, August 31. This timeline is standardized for all graduate students. Unfortunately we cannot accept requests to speed up the posting of a degree.

Please contact your departmental administrator if you have any questions regarding your graduation clearance status. The Graduate School will work with your department to resolve any issues.