It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all degree and program requirements have been met. Submission of the Application to Graduate by the required deadlines (see below) ensures that the Registrar has the opportunity to review your program requirements and complete a “degree check”.
NSCAD Degree Students may Graduate after completing their degree requirements in the Fall, Winter or Summer semesters. However, only one official Graduation & Commencement Ceremony will be held, in the spring. At this ceremony, any students who already received their diplomas on the “Degree Conferral” dates listed below are eligible to attend and cross the stage with their peers. All students who had degrees conferred the previous Fall or Summer will be listed in the official spring Graduation Programme.
Students must submit an application to graduate along with a $50 graduation fee by the published deadline to be considered for graduation.
Last day to submit an Application to Graduate to the Office of the Registrar to graduate in MAY (Degree is Confirmed at Commencement Ceremony in May)
Last day to submit an Application to Graduate to the Office of the Registrar to graduate effective August or December. (August Degree is conferred on October 15; December Degree is conferred on February 15. There is no ceremony for either of these conferral dates, but graduates from these periods are invited to attend the Commencement Ceremony in May)
October 15 (completion in Summer)
February 15 (completion in Fall)
May 18, 2013 (completion in Winter) GRADUATION & COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
To replace a lost parchment, a Statutory Declaration from a notary public* to verify that the parchment has been lost or destroyed in addition to a $35 fee are required. Replacement parchments will only be produced for one of the Degree Conferral dates listed above. We do not provide duplicate parchments. For more information, please contact the Office of Student and Academic Services.
(*A Notary Public is a public official who can authenticate documents with a notarial seal. Many lawyers are also Notaries. A Notary Public is not equivalent to a Guarantor. Please contact a local law office in your area.)
We are pleased to announce that NSCAD Graduates from the MFA (Master of Fine Arts), MDES (Master of Design), IMDES (International Master of Design), or MAED (Master of Arts Education) programs may now purchase academic regalia comprised of the Masters Robe and Academic Hood, specially designed with NSCAD's colours. Images of the regalia can be found here.
The academic regalia of NSCAD University is supplied by DSR Harcourts Ltd in Toronto. For information on how to purchase your hood or gown, please contact DSR Harcourts directly. DSR Harcourts is the only authorized distributor of NSCAD academic regalia.
DSR Harcourts Ltd. 19 Duncan Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 3H1 tel: 416-977-4408 fax: 416-977-3856 website: www.harcourts.com
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