Applying for Graduation:
Degrees from New York University School of Law are awarded in May, September and January. In order for students to be eligible for the JD, LLM, or JSD degree and sit for the appropriate bar examination, they must have completed all graduation requirements and timely submitted all required forms. The Office of Records and Registration makes the application for graduation for all graduating students; students do not have to apply for graduation themselves. Please ensure that your address and phone number are current in Albert. This application ensures that you are on the degree list and that you receive all mailings relevant to graduation.
Course Requirements for Graduation and Bar Certification:
It is the student’s responsibility to meet all program and graduation requirements. Completion of requirements includes having a grade recorded for every course for which the student has registered. All students must complete incomplete work from prior semesters no later than May 1 of their final semester. Students graduating in other semesters should contact the appropriate program office for the deadline. Students must complete all work from their final semester by the last day of the exam period for that semester. Students who have not met all graduation requirements, including satisfying all financial obligations, WILL NOT be certified for the Bar examination.
Financial Arrears at Time of Graduation:
A student who, at the time of graduation, is financially obligated to the Bursar for tuition, housing (including summer housing after the final semester), any NYU library or other departments will have a ‘STOP’ placed on their account and will not be certified for state bar examinations, have official transcripts issued, or have a diploma issued until all arrears have been paid. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure all accounts are cleared prior to June 10 since the deadline for some state Bars is July 1 and time is needed to process paperwork.
New York State Health Law Compliant at Time of Graduation:
A student who, at the time of graduation, is not in compliance with New York State Health Law requirements for immunization against Measles, Mumps and Rubella and/or the requirement for either agreeing to waive the Meningitis vaccination or provide proof of same, will not be certified (and transcript and diploma will not be printed).
Undergraduate Transcript and College Questionnaire:
A student, who, at the time of graduation, has not provided both the final undergraduate transcript and the completed college questionnaire, will not be certified for the bar and transcript and diploma will not be printed.
If you would like your name to appear differently on your diploma than it does on Albert, you must make changes through the Office of Records and Registration. The diploma cannot be re-issued if you would like your name to appear differently after it has been printed. Also review your permanent address on Albert; this is the address to which your diploma will be mailed approximately two months after graduation. A recipient of a May degree can expect to receive this diploma by mail in September.