Below is a list of everything you need to know and complete in the months, weeks, and days leading up to your graduation from the School of Arts and Sciences.
Check Graduation Status
Notification of your preliminary graduation status will be sent after the withdrawal deadline in your final semester.
Click here to check your graduation status.
NameCoach sent each graduating student a unique link to upload your name, photo, and a message for the virtual celebration.
4/16 - Deadline to record name pronunciation
4/30 - Deadline to upload photo and message for virtual celebration
Confirm your address for the graduation box mailing no later than 4/16/21.
Click here to confirm.
Submit Diploma Application
- All students need to submit their diploma application in their final semester. Click here for the schedule and deadlines.
- The Diploma Application allows you to specify your name, including suffixes and accents, and confirm the address to which your diploma should be mailed.
- Status will remain as "pending" until after your final semester grades are reviewed and graduation is processed.
Download your SAS Convocation Toolkit and use the hashtags and frames to share your Rutgers memories, regalia photo shoots, and senior celebrations in our virtual celebration.
Click here for Convocation Toolkit information.
Complete the post-graduation survey for a chance to win Apple AirPods or a $100 Amazon gift card.
Regalia is now available for purchase here. Please note: you are able to purchase just a cap and tassel if you do not want to purchase the whole set of regalia.
Clear Outstanding Financial Holds
If there are financial hold on individual student accounts, a student’s diploma will be held until full payment is received.
Join us for an interactive, virtual SAS Convocation celebration on 5/18/21.
College honors at graduation are determined by final cumulative GPA and are noted on the diploma and final transcript:
|3.500 - 3.699||Cum laude|
|3.700 - 3.849||Magna cum laude|
|3.850 - 4.000||
Summa cum laude
Averages are not rounded to the next higher number in the calculation of honors.
Many departments have a departmental honors program for outstanding students in their majors. Small group seminars, honors course sequences, specialized advising, and senior thesis programs are available in certain departments. For further information about the specific offerings of the departmental honors program in a particular department, see the website for each major program.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
NSCS at Rutgers is an honor society inviting high-achieving freshmen and sophomores. Members must have a GPA of 3.4 or above and rank in the top 10 percent of their class. NSCS at Rutgers State University continues to grow, building off of their past successes each year. For more information, please visit: http://www.nscs.org/chapters/rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey/
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious liberal arts honorary society in the United States. The organization was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. The Alpha chapter in the State of New Jersey was established at Rutgers University in 1869. For more information, please visit: https://pbk.rutgers.edu/
Prizes and Awards
The School of Arts and Sciences, academic departments, and other units of Rutgers University offer a variety of prizes and awards for students with excellent academic records or special eligibility. Students should consult with their academic departments and visit the corresponding websites for additional information.