Eligibility to Participate in Commencement

The following students are eligible to participate in Commencement:

  • Students who have had degrees conferred in January 2019
  • Students who are completing all degree requirements during the Spring 2019 semester
  • Doctoral students who have previously completed or be completing their requirements during the Spring 2019 semester (exceptions apply as deemed by the program director).
  • Students who are finishing their degree requirements during the Summer 2019 term (departmental verification is required).
  • Students with only Student Teaching left to complete in Fall 2019 (departmental verification is required).
  • Students who are in good financial standing with the university

Department Verification Process:

  • Student should register for Summer 2019 to complete their requirements and print a copy
  • Students should get the printed copy of the registration signed by a department chair, advisor or Promise Coach
  • Students should bring the signed registration to Pratt 321 by April 22, 2019

Eligibility for May Degree Conferral
Undergraduates:  Undergraduates who have satisfied all requirements as listed in their degree audits will automatically be considered for degree conferral. If you are an Undergraduate student completing all degree requirements by the conclusion of the Spring, you should log onto MY.LIU by February 28th and confirm that an application has been processed for you by going to “Self Service – Degree Progress/Graduation.” If there is no application processed but you are completing your requirements in the Spring, you can submit an application on line.

Graduate, Professional and Dual-degree: Students should log onto MY.LIU by February 28th (“Self Service – Degree Progress/Graduation”) and apply for their degree.

Diploma Information:
Please check your personal information in MY.LIU Self Service to insure that your name and address are accurate for purposes of your diploma. Your Primary Name and Preferred (or Permanent) address will be used for issuance and mailing of your diploma. If you would like to modify this information, please do so as follows:

  • add a “Degree Name” if you would like to add or remove a middle initial or spell out a middle name (last names cannot be changed using this method – you must submit documentation to Enrollment Services to modify your last name)
  • add a “Degree Address” If you would like your diploma mailed to an address other than the one already on file for you
  • add a “Degree Address” of ENROLLMENT SERVICES PICK-UP and we will hold your diploma for you to pick up

Please make sure that you check with your academic counselor to ensure that all your degree requirements will be met.

Computer Literacy Graduation Requirement
All undergraduate students admitted to the Brooklyn Campus are required to demonstrate basic computer skills in each of the following areas prior to graduation: (1) MS Windows, (2) MS Word, and (3) Internet /e-mail skills. Students have three options or they can meet the exemption requirements.  For test dates, please visit the Testing Center in LLC-4th floor or go to:

The Computer Literacy Exam is administered by the Testing Center. Please email us at or call us at (718) 488-1392. We are here to help you reach your goals!

If you are graduating in May please note that your diploma will be mailed to you shortly after Commencement.  Should you need a letter certifying your graduation, don’t hesitate to apply for one in the Office of Enrollment Services, Room S-310.