Diplomas and Transcripts

Diplomas for summer and fall are ordered at the end those terms. Consult the table below to find out when your diploma should be available.

Students will be notified by email sent to their Georgetown email account that their diplomas are available. The email will include the mailing address from the graduation application for students to confirm or to give a chance to update the address. Note that address updates made in MyAccess after the graduation application is created are not applied to the graduation application. Please send address updates to gradstudentservices@georgetown.edu.

When Diplomas will be Available
Month Degree was Awarded Diploma Availability
May At the May Commencement Ceremony or in the weeks following if the student does not attend.
August October
December February

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

Students can check their unofficial final transcripts for the Degree Awarded notation toward the top of the left column using MyAccess. Printed official transcript are ordered through the Registrar’s Office.

If your degree has posted but your mailing address has changed since you submitted your graduation application, please email gradstudentservices@georgetown.edu 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.

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.