The counterpart of the document Diploma for non-degree programs (certificate/diploma programs) is the Certificate, which is signed by the Vice Chancellor for Academics and Research and the College Dean
The official date of graduation shall be the end of the term during which all academic requirements have been completed and in some cases, submitted to the Office of the University Registrar, notwithstanding completion of final academic requirements (such as Thesis, Comprehensive Exam, and the like) at an earlier date. The official date of graduation shall be the same date printed on the Diploma.
For non-degree programs, the official date of completion corresponds to the official date of graduation.
The ORIGINAL DIPLOMA is issued only once. However, the school entertains requests for the issuance of a DUPLICATE DIPLOMA, subject to the following:
For graduates starting Academic Year 2001-02, the Office of the University Registrar automatically sends the Diploma to the graduate through courier after about two (2) months from the date of the Commencement Exercises.
No request for the release of the Diploma is necessary. Moreover, there is no need for the physical presence of the graduate. Graduates leaving the country, such as international students, need not wait for the release of the Diploma.
The diploma is sent to the address indicated in the Application to Graduate.
The Office of the University Registrar takes care of having the clearance processed by the different offices and units in the University. However, graduates with pending accountabilities need to settle their obligations first before the diploma can be released.
For graduates who need credentials about the completion of their programs (pending the release of the Diploma), the Office of the University Registrar may issue, upon request, an official certification that they have graduated from the University and Transcript of Records.
Graduates before Academic Year 2001-02 who have not, to date, claimed their Diploma and the souvenir edition of the Transcript of Records may have these documents delivered through the Express Diploma Delivery.
To avail of the Express Diploma Delivery, please follow the procedures below: