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Certificate Programs

Requirements for Successful Completion of a Certificate Program

It is very important that certificate students comply with these completion instructions; certificate completions cannot be processed retroactively.

Before the end of the add/drop period (add/drop period dates can be found in the School’s academic calendar) of the term in which you are taking your last certificate course, please complete and submit the Notification of Certificate Program Completion form. When completing the form, please be sure to include information about any approved changes to the certificate curriculum that you made in completing the coursework in the comments field on the form. Failure to submit this form in a timely manner may result in loss of interest subsidy on any subsidized federal direct loans and/or non-compliance with Satisfactory Academic Progress due to extended length of the program.

  • The academic department sponsoring the certificate program will verify that you have completed the appropriate coursework and will forward your completion form to the Office of Records and Registration.
  • The certificate document cannot be granted and the program cannot be included in the transcript until the form is submitted to, and verified by, the certificate program.
  • Certificate documents will be ordered in the Summer, Spring, and Fall (in conjunction with ordering of diplomas for degree-seeking students).

Certificate completions cannot be processed retroactively; the notification of certificate program completion form must be submitted before the end of the add/drop period of the term in which a student is taking their last certificate course.