Degree Posting Timeline

The graduation dates for 2021 are May 20, 21 and 22 (depending on your school), August 23 and December 31. During the two weeks following the graduation date, the Graduate School works with programs to review student records and clear students to graduate. The names of the students who have fulfilled their degree requirements are sent to the Registrar’s Office for posting.

If you have any questions regarding your graduation clearance status, please contact your program or departmental administrator. The Graduate School will work with your department to resolve any issues.

Diploma Information

Diplomas are ordered at the end of each term. Consult the table below to find out when your diploma should be available.

Students who have applied to graduate for May 2021 will receive an email which will include the mailing address for the diploma for review. Students are asked to confirm that the address will be valid for July and August or to provide a new address where the diploma can be sent for those months–including addresses outside the U.S. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, students will be unable to pick up diplomas in May and June.

August and December graduates will receive an email message when diplomas arrive in DC and are ready to be picked up. The message includes the mailing address entered in the graduation application. It asks students to confirm or update the address if they are unable to come to the Car Barn in person to pick up the diploma. After about two weeks, the remaining diplomas are packed up and mailed out. Note: Address updates made in MyAccess are not reflected in the graduation application.

Diplomas are large, measuring 14″ by 17″ (36cm by 43cm). Diploma are only printed in Latin. Click here for a translation of the Latin wording on your Georgetown University diploma.

On request, the Registrar’s Office issues a personalized English translation of the diploma words on regular-sized 8.5″ x 11″ paper. It does not resemble the diploma, but it can be useful in cases were the diploma is required as proof of graduation.  There is no charge for this additional document.

Send the Diploma Translation Request Form and any questions on the translation document to the Registrar’s Office at studentrecords@georgetown.edu.

When Diplomas will be Available

MONTH DEGREE AWARDED         DIPLOMA AVAILABILITY
MAY                                 July
AUGUST                              October
DECEMBER                            February 

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.

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

Transcripts

Transcripts are issued by the Registrar’s Office and ordered through MyAccess. For 2021, only paper transcripts are available.

It is best to check your unofficial transcript for the “Degree Awarded” notation toward the top of the left column in MyAccess before ordering a transcript. Orders placed before you see the notation might be delayed or sent out without the award of the degree.