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

Application Date-  this is the deadline that you need to submit a Graduation Application to the Registrar.  This alerts us of your desire to have your degree conferred for specific conferral date, provides your diploma information and mailing information  and collects lets us know if you intend to participate in the annual commencement ceremony.  

Final grades/ requirements: To be able to be evaluated for a specific conferral date, all grades and requirements must be completed and entered into the system by this date. 

Conferral date:  This date will appear, along with your degree,  on your transcripts and diploma.

Commencement Ceremony date:  There is one commencement ceremony per year. Participation is not required.  Participation in this activity is open to students who have had their degrees conferred during the past year and those who plan to complete their degrees before the end of the Summer term. 

Graduation Application Process

To be eligible for graduation, you must apply for graduation by the application deadlines listed below.  To check if your graduation application has been received, email the Office of the Registrar at tucaregistrar@tu.edu.   We are currently working to shift the graduation application to be online through TouroOne  for Spring of 2018 so please be looking for changes which will automate this process. 

Click here for the Graduation Application.

 

Application Deadline Final grades/Requirements Posted in System Conferral Date 
     
     
10/21/17 1/12/2018 1/19/2018
12/15/17 5/4/2018 5/11/2018
12/15/18 5/25/2018 6/1/2018
12/15/18 6/22/2018 6/29/2018
6/15/18 8/10/2018 8/17/2018
8/17/18 9/28/2018 10/5/2018

 Commencement Ceremony -    5/22/18- COM and CEHS and 5/23/18- COP

 Please note: All dates subject to change.

 

Degree Audit tool: Beginning this year,  TouroOne will provide you with the ability to view your own graduation progress by using DEGREE WORKS.   This is a Degree audit program that will show you, in real time, your progress toward meeting your graduation requirements. 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 TouroOne website account. The Degree Works program is currently live for all COM and COP doctoral programs and is scheduled to be active for all other programs in January. More information will be out about this tool as it becomes available. 

The registrar will use Degree Works to conduct a preliminary audit of your degree.  You can run this yourself as well to view all completed requirements, in progress classes etc.  The registrars office work to resolve  any missing classes or requirements with you and/or your department.  Students deemed not ready for conferral will be contacted. 

A final audit of your student record will be completed as soon as all grades are entered.  Typically this takes place after the end of the Spring term. If all graduation requirements have been met, you will be conferred your degree. This will be displayed on both TouroOne and paper transcripts. 

If you did not meet all of your graduation requirements, you will be informed and  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.

 

Diplomas

Diploma delivery-  Your diploma is ordered AFTER your degree is conferred not the Commencement Ceremony date.  Your degree will be mailed from the printer to the address  you provided on your graduation application,  2-6 weeks after the conferral date. 

PDF copies of your diploma are available in a few weeks after ordering and can be emailed to you to  meet employment or residency needs. 

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  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.