Degree Applications, Audits, and Diplomas
The Office of the Registrar orders diplomas for graduating students, clears students for graduation, calculates honors and grades based awards, and prepares the Law Center portion of the University's Commencement Program, as well as the Law Center's Commencement and Awards Booklet.
Students will be notified when they must submit a Degree Application. The application indicates a student's expectant graduation date, how a student's name is to appear on the diploma and in both Commencement Programs, as well as the student's previous degree.
Degree Application Deadlines
February 2016 Graduates - Friday, October 9, 2015
May 2016 Graduates - Friday, January 22, 2016
October 2016 Graduates - Friday, April 8, 2016
Students submitting degree applications after the posted deadlines, must send e-mail notification to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgetown University Law Center diplomas are produced in Latin only. They cannot be produced in English or any other language. The approximate dimensions of the diploma are 17 x 14 inches. You will receive a framing guideline for your diploma, as well as a general translation of the diploma.
You can request an official English translation of your diploma. To request an official Diploma Translation, please complete and submit the Certification Request form at the end of this page.
Picking Up or Shipping Your Diploma
If you do not attend a commencement ceremony or pick-up your diploma, your diploma will not be automatically sent to you.
Diplomas are available for pick-up after 1:00pm on October 1st and February 1st for October and February graduates. May graduates will be notified when their diplomas will be available in the Office of the Registrar after the commencement ceremonies.
If you prefer to have your diploma shipped to you via Federal Express, please email Cynthia Eichele (email@example.com) with an address and contact telephone number. Note: diplomas are shipped with a signature required upon delivery, with the exception of international addresses.
Students may request a degree audit by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of the Registrar will hold degree audit drop-in sessions two times in the Fall and Spring semesters. Students will be notified of the exact dates.
Degree and Enrollment Verifications & Certifications
Degree and Enrollment Verifications: The National Student Clearinghouse is our authorized agent for providing confirmation of enrollment and degree(s). If you are an employer or background screening firm requesting this information, please refer here to request this information.
Certification of Graduation: Students may request a
certification of graduation. This letter will certify a student's
degree and degree conferral date. This letter is different than an
official diploma translation.
To request a Certification of Graduation, please
complete and submit the Certification Request Form below. This form is
also available in the Office of the Registrar, 315 McDonough Hall, at
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, 20001.