Graduations

Introduction

'Graduation' refers to the formal conferral of awards either at a ceremony or in absentia. Students who have completed all the requirements of their award course are eligible to graduate.

Steps to follow

Students completing in Semester 1 or 2

  1. Students will automatically have their progression assessed during their final semester of study.
  2. Students that are identified as having an irregular progression (i.e. not completed all compulsory units, not completed a major) will be contacted and asked if special permission to vary their degree requirements has been granted.
  3. Students will receive an email towards the end of their final semester requesting confirmation that the assessed degree and majors are the same as what the students is expecting to receive.
  4. A letter of completion is then issued once the semester completion date has passed and all results appear on students' academic transcripts. This letter includes the following information:
    • Award course completed
    • Majors and Minors (where applicable)
    • Graduation ceremony date (where applicable)
    • A statement that all study at the University of Sydney is conducted in English.

Students completing in Summer or Winter School

  1. The student completes a Graduation Notification form online sometime during their Summer or Winter School study. This form will only be available during the Summer and Winter session.
  2. Students that are identified as having an irregular progression (i.e. not completed all compulsory units, not completed a major) will be contacted and asked if special permission to vary their degree requirements has been granted.
  3. A letter of completion is then issued once the semester completion date has passed and all results appear on students' academic transcripts. This letter includes the following information:
    • Award course completed
    • Majors and Minors (where applicable)
    • Graduation ceremony date (where applicable)
    • A statement that all study at the University of Sydney is conducted in English.

Students planning to downgrade

Students that are planning to downgrade from their current program and graduate early should notify the Graduations Coordinator by emailing business.graduations@sydney.edu.au. Examples of downgrades include:

  • Exiting from a combined program with a single program,
  • Exiting from a Masters with a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate.
  • Exiting from a Graduate Diploma with a Graduate Certificate.

Further information

For further information, please refer to the Graduations Frequently Asked Questions page.

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