Graduation
Information

Congratulations! You’ve worked hard to receive your degree at NSCAD University, and we are proud to have you as part of the NSCAD alumni community. To help you follow the necessary steps to get that degree in your hands, read on.

Note: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all degree and program requirements have been met. Submission of the Application to Graduate form by the required deadlines (see below) ensures that the registrar can review your program requirements and complete a “degree check”.

Graduation and Commencement

NSCAD degree students may graduate after completing their degree requirements in the fall, winter or summer semesters. However, only one official graduation and 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 program.

To be considered for graduation, students must submit an application to graduate–available for download on the Forms Portal page along with a $50 graduation fee by the published deadline.

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Congratulations! You’ve worked hard to receive your degree at NSCAD University, and we are proud to have you as part of the NSCAD alumni community. To help you follow the necessary steps to get that degree in your hands, read on.

Note: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all degree and program requirements have been met. Submission of the Application to Graduate form by the required deadlines (see below) ensures that the registrar can review your program requirements and complete a “degree check”.

Graduation and Commencement

NSCAD degree students may graduate after completing their degree requirements in the fall, winter or summer semesters. However, only one official graduation and 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 program.

To be considered for graduation, students must submit an application to graduate–available for download on the Forms Portal page along with a $50 graduation fee by the published deadline.

October 30

The last day to submit an Application to Graduate to the Office of the Registrar to graduate in April
(degree is confirmed at commencement ceremony).

February 15

The 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).

Though there is no ceremony for either of these conferral dates, graduates from these periods are invited to attend the commencement ceremony in the spring.

Parchment Replacement

To replace a lost parchment, a statutory declaration from a notary public is needed to verify that the parchment has been lost or destroyed. In addition, a $35 fee is 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.

Academic Hood for MFA and MDes Graduates

We are pleased to announce that NSCAD graduates from the MFA or MDes 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
Click here to access the Harcourts website.