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Degree Conferral

Students wishing to be awarded a degree from Nova Southeastern University must complete a degree application in order to initiate the conferral process. Students are encouraged to complete a Degree/Diploma Application by their last semester of study. Existing holds and outstanding balances do not prevent degree conferral; however, failure to complete and submit a degree application in a timely manner will affect a student’s degree conferral date.

The degree application is used by the program office to determine that all academic requirements have been successfully met in accordance with university curricula and/or state licensing regulations. A degree application must be on file for a student to be considered eligible for a degree. NSU does not confer degrees without a submitted application. Important instructions related to degree applications and diplomas can be found on the university website at

All degrees are conferred on the last day of the month in which the advisor approves the degree application, but note that posting degrees may take several weeks due to the fact that they must have the approval of the academic department first. Contact your program office regarding the status of your degree.

Even though a student may have completed all graduation requirements and received grades prior to the end of a term, it is the end date of the term and not the last day of class that determines the month a degree is conferred.

For more information about degrees and diplomas, please see the instructions on how to fill out your Online Application for Degree/Diploma.

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