Graduation Procedures

Students must complete and submit an Application for Graduation by the deadlines specified below in order to be considered for graduation. An online application is available through WebAdvisor. Applications for Graduation received after the specified due date will be applied to the next graduation period.

Convocation ceremonies are only scheduled once per year in June, but there are three graduation periods throughout the year:October, February and June. The Application for Graduation deadlines are as follows:

Deadline for Application
for Graduation
Convocation Period
On or before October 1 October
On or before January 1 February
On or before April 1 June

Diplomas will be mailed to those who graduate in October or February as well as for those June graduates who do not attend convocation.


Graduates will each receive one official transcript upon graduation. To order additional transcripts, students must present their request in writing to the Office of the Registrar. The fee for additional transcripts is outlined in the Service Fees section of the University’s website.

Replacement of Graduation Diplomas

Graduates may apply in writing to the Office of the Registrar for a replacement of their graduation diplomas. The fee for a replacement diploma is outlined in the Service Fees section of the University’s website.

Convocation Ceremony

Convocation ceremonies are normally scheduled in June. Please consult the convocation website for comprehensive information about this year’s convocation ceremonies.

Distinction at Graduation

Average Required

Undergraduate students who graduate with an overall average of 80% or higher on all courses taken at Nipissing University and presented for the degree will be granted their degree “with distinction”.

Minimum Number of Credits Taken at Nipissing University

In order to receive a degree with distinction, the overall average must be calculated on a minimum of 60 numerically graded credits (10 full courses or equivalent) completed at Nipissing University and presented for the degree.


The following degrees are not awarded “with distinction”:

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Scholar Practitioner Program

Residency Requirements

To be considered for a Nipissing University degree, all students must successfully complete a prescribed number of credits at Nipissing. Consult the undergraduate and graduate regulations for more information about program-specific residency requirements.

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