Graduation and Diplomas


NYIT students are responsible for ensuring that all degree requirements listed in the catalog in effect on the date of their admission/readmission are fulfilled. NYIT faculty will review students' academic records and recommend them for graduation by signing and submitting a degree audit evaluation to the Office of the Registrar. See NYIT's Graduation Evaluation Guidelines (Catalog) for information.

Filing for Graduation

All candidates for graduation must apply online through NYITConnect at the beginning of their final semester. Refer to the Academic Calendar for deadline dates to apply. If you are not enrolled in an active academic program, contact the Office of the Registrar.

The deadline dates for 2015-2016 academic year are as follows:

  • Students planning to graduate December 2015 must apply for graduation by September 28, 2015
  • Students planning to graduate May 2016 must apply for graduation by February 19, 2016
  • Students planning to graduate August 2016 must apply for graduation by June 26, 2016

Notification of Graduation Eligibility

After your graduation request is processed, you will receive an e-mail from the Office of the Registrar sent to your NYIT e-mail account detailing the status of your graduation application. Your status may be as follows:

  • Approved: all requirements have been successfully completed
  • Approved Pending: approved for your degree contingent upon succesfull completion of all work that may be in progress
  • Denied: you have not successfully completed one or more of the requirements for graduation and you are not eligible to graduate at this time; contact your advisor or department office for information


For details on dates, venues, ticketing and more, visit the Commencement web pages.

Getting Your Diploma

Students attending New York campuses: Your diploma will be mailed to your address on record and is usually available 8-10 weeks after graduation. Diplomas of students in arrears, or who have other holds, will be held until their obligations to NYIT have been fulfilled. Once your obligations have been cleared you must obtain approval from the Office of the Bursar to have your diploma released. Your diplomas can be then picked up at the Office of the Registrar by you or a designee. Complete a Diploma Pick Up Form (PDF) and bring it to the Office of the Registrar along with photo identification. If you are unable to pick up your diploma, it can be mailed to you by submitting a Diploma Mailing Request Form (PDF).

Students attending global campuses: Contact the Office of the Registrar at your campus. All financial or other obligations must be fulfilled to receive your diploma.

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