Applying for graduation- Graduate students eligible for graduation, should log on to GothicNet, go to the “My Academics” tile, click onto the “Graduation” folder, and select “Apply for Graduation”. If using the “Classic Home” format, then go to the Student Dashboard and select the “Apply for Graduation” link
Outstanding program documents- Please submit any outstanding supporting documents required for your academic program (Praxis Scores, ETPA, Advance Standing Credits) when applying for graduation.
Seven-Year Credit Limit-For courses taken that are more than seven years old, please contact your department program coordinator to facilitate a seven-year credit limit waiver with the Graduation Clearance Office. Courses older than seven years exceed the university's seven-year limit policy and require a waiver to be included and count towards your degree requirements.
Certification Only -Graduate students seeking "Certification Only" are required to file an application for certification with the Certification Processing Office in P-203. Certification only students do not apply for graduation clearance.
** A $100.00 per application non-refundable Graduation Clearance Fee will be charged to all students upon filing for graduation clearance. Your diploma will NOT be released if the Graduation fee is due or if a balance is due to New Jersey City University.
The degree audit is an academic advising document that maps a student's degree requirements. The purpose of the audit is to provide information to assist in academic planning and appropriate course scheduling.
See below FAQ's for information regarding the process of Graduation Clearance and answers to commonly asked questions by graduation candidates.
You are required to apply for graduation before your final semester.
Application periods are as follows:
Log on to GothicNet, go to the “My Academics” tile, click onto the “Graduation” folder, and select “Apply for Graduation”. If you are using the “Classic Home” format, then go to the Student Dashboard and select the “Apply for Graduation” link.
You are entered in our system as a graduation candidate for the graduation term that you applied for. After the Add/Drop period for the specified graduation term ends, a review of your curricular requirements will begin. An online graduation file is created for you. Your program coordinator will have access to the file in order to complete an official audit of your graduation requirements. Once the department coordinator’s and Registrar’s Office review is completed, the Registrar’s office will notify you via NJCU email regarding your graduation status.
New Jersey City University’s Commencement Ceremony takes place once a year, typically in May. Invited are graduates from the following graduation terms: August graduates from the previous year; current January graduates and eligible candidates from the Spring graduation term. Information regarding Cap and Gown pick-up and Graduation day will be sent to these students, typically in late March.