Degree Conferral

Degree Conferral Application

  • To accommodate students who complete their degree requirements during the summer and fall terms, Averett University has August and December Conferrals. However, this conferral is not like Averett’s traditional graduation because there is no ceremony involved. Diplomas conferred in August will be dated Aug. 15 with the exception of ABSN students. All diplomas will be mailed after Aug. 30. (Please refer to information below for ABSN students).
  • Students earning a degree in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (ABSN) will have their degree conferred by Aug. 30 or Dec. 11.
    • Students should keep in mind the following important guidelines:
    • Students who apply for Conferral and would like to participate in the following May graduation will receive their diplomas by mail in August/December, but their diploma cover will be held for presentation in the May ceremony.
    • If a student applies for Conferral, but then does not meet all graduation requirements by the summer or fall deadlines, graduation fee will be transferred to the following term, and an application for the next graduation will be required.
      You must follow the dates listed below for submitting information to the Registrar’s office to ensure that all scores, transfer credits and other pertinent information are processed in a timely manner. Please mark your calendars so that you do not miss these deadlines.

July 31/November 21: Deadline for Transcripts and Test Scores
Only an official transcript or CLEP, DANTES, AP, etc., score is acceptable. Students should make certain that transcripts and test scores are ordered well in advance to ensure receipt in the Registrar’s Office. If a student is enrolled in a course at another institution and the final transcript will not arrive before the deadline, participation in commencement will not be permitted without special permission from the University Registrar.

July 31/November 21: Deadline to Apply for Graduation
The $125.00 graduation fee should be submitted with the application. Students can pay by check (payable to Averett University) or go to, click on My Averett, PC Self-Serve and login. Once logged in please go to the Finances tab, then click on Balance, Make a Payment, and Make a Payment again. If you have issues paying your commencement fee, please reach out to Averett Central at 434-791-5600, or [email protected] for assistance. The graduation fee must be paid even if a student does not plan to participate in the ceremony.

NOTE: Graduation caps, gowns and invitations MUST be ordered from the Averett University Bookstore. The fee for the cap and gown IS NOT included in the $125.00 graduation fee. Please call the Bookstore at (434) 791-5640, or call 1-800-283-7388, and ask for the Bookstore.

July 31/November 21: Payment of Student Accounts
Please call Averett Central at (434) 791-5600 to be directed to the Student Accounts department if you have any questions.