Getting Your Diploma
If you were approved to graduate in May (spring semester), your diploma will be mailed approximately eight–10 weeks after the ceremony to the address you provided. For those students who participated in the May ceremony but who are planning to graduate in August (summer semester), you can expect to receive your diploma approximately eight–10 weeks after the semester ends, provided all academic and financial requirements have been met. Students graduating in December and hoping to attend the following May ceremony will receive their diplomas approximately eight–10 weeks after the semester ends, provided all academic and financial requirements have been met.
Diplomas will include your name, degree, and any honors received. (Any minor received will appear on your transcript only.) The Office of the Registrar will order your diploma using the name you indicated on the diploma order form. Additionally, diplomas will be mailed to the address you indicated on the address collection form. If you would like to check or update the address where your diploma will be sent, please email Waqas Mirza, assistant registrar, at email@example.com.
Some Frequently Asked Questions about Diplomas
What could keep me from receiving my diploma on schedule?
- Missing grades or incomplete classes
- Library hold* (contact 617-747-2569)
- Student Accounts hold* (contact 617-747-2165)
- Perkins or other financial aid hold* (contact 617-747-8681)
*When the hold on your account is resolved, please notify the Office of the Registrar so you can be approved to proceed with the graduation process.
There is a mistake on my diploma. How can I get it fixed?
Please return the original diploma to the Office of the Registrar with a letter indicating the problem and the correction needed.
My employer, graduate school, etc. is asking for proof that I have graduated, but I have not yet received my diploma. What can I send in the meantime that proves I have graduated?
Two weeks after grades are posted during your last semester, contact the Office of the Registrar to have a verification of graduation letter mailed or faxed to you or the interested party.
Where are academic honors designated?
Honors are included on your degree certificate.
Summa cum laude: GPA 3.85–4.00
Magna cum laude: GPA 3.70–3.84
Cum laude: GPA 3.50–3.69
For more information on how honors are determined, see the Conservatory's Academic Policies or check with the Office of the Registrar. If you have any questions regarding your diploma, please email Waqas Mirza, assistant registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.