Important Information for Graduation

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  • July 31 – Last day to Apply for graduation without a Late fee. $50 late fee will be applied if you apply after this deadline.
  • July 31 – All official transcripts and test scores from other institutions must be received in the Registrar’s Office.
  • July 31 – All outstanding balances must be paid in order to have your degree conferred. Contact student accounts for assistance (434-791-7182).


  • When do I need to pay my graduation fee? The $125 graduation fee is due by July 31. All other account balances must be paid by July 31st as well.
  • Will my official transcript have the degree conferral date on it? YES – Please visit to request your transcript to be sent out after you have officially had your degree conferred. Undergraduate and graduate students finishing all degree requirements graduating by the end of the Summer 2024 semester will have a conferral date of August 15, 2024. ABSN/MSN students finishing at the end of the Summer 2024 Trimester will have a conferral date of August 26, 2024.
  • What if my diploma never arrives at my address? All graduates earning a diploma at the conclusion of the Summer 2024 regular and trimesters will receive confirmation emails from Parchment that include their digital credentials. This email will also ask that you verify your mailing address prior to it being sent. If you have issues with your diploma, please reach out to Parchment Customer Service.
  • How do I know if my student account is cleared for graduation? Contact Kelsey Blanks at 434-791-7182 to verify that your account is cleared and all balances have been paid.