Degrees are conferred in September, January, and May of each year. In order for a degree to be conferred, students must first submit a graduation application to the Office of the Registrar by the deadlines listed on the academic calendar. The graduation application form can be found in the “Forms” section of the Registrar website. Students who fail to submit the graduation application will not have their degrees conferred.
Declaring a Concentration
LLM students are eligible to declare a concentration by submitting a Declaration of Concentration form to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline to submit an application for graduation. The Declaration of Concentration form can be found in the “Forms” section of the Registrar website. JD students are not eligible to declare a concentration.
Graduation Checks and Degree Requirements
JD and LLM students are required to meet with an advisor during the Fall semester of their final year to ensure that they are on track for graduation.
Students should also review the degree requirements in the Cardozo Student Handbook and check their unofficial transcripts via Self-Service Banner (SSB) to make sure the transcript reflects all academic and non-academic courses taken and that all majors and concentrations appear accurately on the transcript. If students notice an issue on the transcript, they should contact the Office of the Registrar immediately.
Each graduate will receive a mailed diploma about 8 weeks after the conferral date. The diploma will be mailed to the address listed on the graduation application. Please contact the Office of the Registrar prior to the conferral date with any diploma address changes. Once the diploma is ordered, we may not be able to re-route it to a different address.
All diploma names must match the name that appears on your official YU record. If you have legally changed your name and would like that name to appear on your diploma, you must officially change your name with the Office of the Registrar prior to degree conferral. See the “Updating Student Information” section for more information about the name change process.
Students with an outstanding financial obligation to Yeshiva University will not be issued an original or duplicate diploma. Students with outstanding financial obligations should make arrangements for payment with the Office of Student Finance and should contact the Office of the Registrar when the hold is cleared for diploma issuance.
Ordering a Duplicate Diploma or E-Diploma
The following services are available online through our official diploma vendor, the Michael Sutter Company. Please visit our diploma website to access these services.
- Order a duplicate diploma - Order your diploma easily online. There is a $50.00 charge for each diploma replacement. You will be able to choose Standard Delivery or Express Overnight Delivery. Your Diploma will be printed and mailed within 1-2 days of your order.
- Order an Official eDiploma - Your Yeshiva University eDiploma is a Signed and Certified PDF of your original paper diploma used for easy diploma verification purposes. The Yeshiva University eDiploma is a one-time charge of $10. You can then share your eDiploma as often as you need. More information on the eDiploma can be found here.
- Diploma Status - Search the status of your diploma order whether it is your new diploma or replacement diploma.