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Certification for Graduation

The Registrar certifies that each candidate for graduation from the T.H. Chan School of Medicine has completed all academic requirements for the MD degree and all administrative requirements of the institution. No student may graduate who has outstanding fees or fines (i.e., tuition, loans, library books, parking fees or tickets).

Certification Process

  • Three months prior to commencement the Registrar conducts a degree audit of the academic records of all candidates for graduation
  • Various administrative offices are contacted to ensure that there are no outstanding fees/fines
  • If you are not certified by the Friday before commencement, you will NOT receive a diploma at commencement

Permission of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs is required for early certification for graduation. Students are responsible for completing all certification requirements and obtaining signatures. Students with early certification are still subject to university policies and procedures regarding graduation (e.g., diplomas may be held for non-payment of fines incurred after completing early certification).