Graduation and Diplomas

 

Touro University California holds one commencement ceremony each year at the end of the spring semester.
For more information on the commencement ceremony, click here.

 

 

Terms

Graduation: the completion of all degree requirements and official posting of a student's degree to his/her academic record

Conferral Date: the date a degree is awarded

Commencement: the ceremony in which students who are eligible to graduate participate

Commencement Date: the day of the commencement ceremony

 

Graduation Application Process

1. To be eligible for graduation, you must apply for graduation by the deadlines listed below.  To check if your graduation application has been received, email the Office of the Registrar at tucaregistrar@tu.edu.

Click here for the Graduation Application.

 

Application Deadline Final grades and Documents Conferral Date 
  8/11/2016 8/19/2016
 8/26/2016 9/29/2016 10/7/2016
10/21/16 1/12/2017 1/20/2017
12/16/16 5/4/2017 5/12/2017
12/16/16 5/25/2017 6/2/2017
12/16/16 6/22/2017 6/30/2017
6/16/17 8/10/2017 8/18/2017
8/18/17 9/28/2017 10/6/2017

 

 

Please note: All dates subject to change.

2. Once your application is received, the Registrar's Office will begin a preliminary audit of your student record to determine your outstanding graduation requirements. It may take up to two months to conduct this audit.

3. When the preliminary audit is complete, the Registrar's Office will send via email the results of your graduation audit. The email will list all your outstanding requirements at the time the audit was conducted.

NOTE: Your outstanding graduation requirements may change throughout the semester if changes are made to your registration. If there are any changes made, you will NOT receive  updated audit results.

4. A final audit of your student record will be completed at the end of the semester.

If all graduation requirements have been met, you will be conferred your degree.

If you did not meet all of your graduation requirements, you must reapply for the next conferral date.

You have officially graduated from TUC only when the Registrar's Office has audited your records and determined that you have met all degree requirements, confirmed your conferral date and entered that date into the system.

It is the student's responsibility to confirm that all grades have been accurately recorded prior to graduation. You may check your grades by logging onto your Tourone website account.

Diplomas

Your diploma will be mailed to the address you provided on your graduation application. 2-6 weeks after the June conferral date or up to 8 weeks following any other conferral dates.

Your name will appear on your diploma as it appears on your graduation application as long as it conforms to your legal name according to your Touro University California student record.

If you wish to change your name, you must submit a request to have your name changed to the Office of the Registrar along with the appropriate legal documentation by the deadline for all final grades and documents.

Click here for the Name Change Request Form.

NOTE: Your diploma will not be released until all holds (i.e. a bursar hold) on your account have been cleared.

Ordering a New/Replacement Diploma

If your diploma has been lost, damaged, or destroyed, you may order a replacement diploma from the Office of the Registrar.  You must submit a Replacement Diploma Request Form either in person or by mail along with your original diploma if possible and a check or money order in the amount of $30.00 payable to Touro University California.

Replacement diplomas will be issued in the format currently used and will bear the signatures of the current institute officers.

Click here for the Diploma Request Form.

If you would would like to order a replacement diploma because you legally changed your name, in addition to the request form, diploma, and payment, you must also submit a Name Change Request Form and all supporting documents. 

Click here for the Name Change Request Form.

NOTE: If you require only a photocopy of your diploma for licensing purposes and not a new diploma, you may request a copy by completing the Verification Request Form.

Click here for the Verification Request Form.