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. when you fill out your online graduation application please indicate if you plan to participate(walk) during the upcoming ceremony. 

Graduation Application Process   The application to graduate is now on line and available to you through TourOne.  Please bear with us as this is our first cycle using TourOne for this purpose.  

Please use the degree Works tool (see below) on TourOne to check that you are ready to have your degree conferred.  Typically this means that the only requirements that you will have left are pending the submission of final grades. Then proceed to the “Apply for Graduation” tab. 

Dual degree students (DO/MPH and PharmD/MPH) will need to apply for both degrees.

The  next available conferral date will be available to you when you log in.  If you are actually going to complete your degree and graduate after an available date, you can apply early and the Registrars staff will update the date in the system for you.  If your program requirements are not met by the conferral date (all grades and requirements met) you will be assigned the next conferral date.  You can also wait until applications are open for that conferral date. 

The application will collect/list some vital information from you necessary to confer a degree. Including:

*Degree Conferral date

*Mailing address for Graduation Documents (Diploma, 2 official transcripts, an unofficial transcript and a degree verification) 

* Your intent to participate in Commencement ceremonies-  If you plan to participate in teh commencement ceremony- be sure to complete your application by Feb 15th.  This allows   The University rents regalia for you. If you wish to participate you must reserve your cap and gown by visiting the Jostens site at least 7 weeks prior to commencement.   The Jostens site will be opened early in Spring term and you will be alerted. 

 

 

Group Applications open Deadline to apply   CONFERRAL DATE
All 6/29/2018 8/1/2018   8/17/2018
All 8/18/2018 10/1/2018   10/5/2018
All 10/1/2018 1/13/2018   1/18/2019
Pharmacy 1/2/2019 5/1/2019   5/10/2019
All 5/2/2019 5/24/2019   5/31/2019
Assigned by Registrar as needed       6/29/2019
All  6/22/2019 8/2/2019   8/16/2019


 
Please note: All dates subject to change. Commencement Ceremony -    5/19/18- COM and CEHS and 5/20/18- COP 

Once you submit an application you will be blocked from submitting again but can view the status of your degree conferral and Conferral date on TourOne.  

Degree Audit (DegreeWorks) tool:   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  programs.  Dual degree students must run a degree works for both degrees at this time.  

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.  If you have in progress work, or INC grades your application will be updated to the next available 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.

Masters candidates receive an  8.5" x 11" diploma. 

Doctoral  candidates receive both a 14"x 11"  AND  an 8.5"x11" diploma.   

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.