Student’s Responsibility for Fulfilling Requirements
Each student is solely responsible for ensuring that he or
she fulfills all requirements for the degree being sought. Graduating seniors should
undertake an independent review of their records before they register for their
final semester by ordering a degree progress report or an unofficial transcript
from Campus Connection. If a prospective graduate has not fulfilled all degree
requirements, he or she will not receive a degree and will not be certified for
admission to the bar.
Note: Participation in the graduation ceremony does not establish entitlement to a
degree. The actual degree award
does not take place until the University completes its degree audit. Final
certification of degrees is completed by the University Student Records Office
and may take up to ten weeks after the commencement ceremony.
for Graduation and Certificates
JD, LL.M., and JD joint degree seniors must apply for degree
conferral on Campus Connection by June 1 for a July graduation, by October 1
for a December graduation or by February 1 for a May graduation. Applicants for
the JD degree must also complete a Career Services survey, available on Vincent
(formerly Symplicity) at www.law.depaul.edu/jobs,
click through Profile > Graduate Employment Survey. Complete the entire
form and finalize your answers. The survey is required and is essential for
accurate reporting of employment data to the American Bar Association. If you
have questions, contact your career advisor.
Applicants for the JD must fill out and submit a completed
graduation application. Applicants for certificates must complete and submit a
certificate application with their graduation application. The on-line degree conferral
application is on Campus Connection, www.depaul.edu.
The graduation and certificate applications are available on the law school website,
Commencement is held annually in May. If a student is short no more than
three credits for a degree, the student may attend the commencement ceremony
but will not be awarded the degree until the credits are completed.
Academic records are locked
upon degree conferral. Under no circumstances will changes be made to the
academic record after a degree is conferred.