How to register for Graduation

All graduating students must provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) to SCU in order to graduate. For further information about your USI, please visit SCU’s USI website or USI FAQs for students. Please also refer to our Graduation FAQ for any questions you may have.

When do I graduate?

See below for the listing of graduation ceremonies and conferral dates.

Final date to add names to conferral list*

Term / Session / Dual Term / Tri Term Grade Release Date Final Date to Add
Names to List
Conferral Date
Summer Term 28 February 2024 19 April 2024 3 May 2024
Term 1 24 April 2024 24 May 2024 7 June 2024
Term 2 19 June 2024 12 July 2024 26 July 2024
Term 3 21 August 2024 13 September 2024 27 September 2024
Term 4 16 October 2024 25 October 2024 8 November 2024

* Under no circumstances can a student attend a graduation ceremony for any award until after that award has been officially conferred (approved) by the University.

Graduation ceremony dates 2024

Ceremony location

Ceremony date

Final date to make your choice*

Coffs Harbour

20-21 June 2024

24 May 2024


13 September 2024

16 August 2024


10-11 October 2024

13 September 2024

Note: Late responses will not be considered for inclusion in the ceremony.

Registering a graduation choice

To check if you have met course requirements and passed all your enrolled units, go to My Enrolment and check:

  • My Study Plans: Check your course status is Passed.
  • My Grades: Check all grades are finalised.  If a grade is outstanding and you believe you have satisfied the unit requirements contact your unit assessor.
  • My Finances: If you are sanctioned please contact Student Administration Services free call 1800 SC HELP / 1800 72 4357 or email [email protected] for information about how to pay your sanction.
  • My Details: Check your preferred mailing address, phone number and personal email are correct. Your graduation documents will be forwarded to the preferred mailing address and personal email (via My eQuals).
  • My Graduation: Make your choice online and register for your preferred conferral opportunity. Refer to graduation/conferral dates below.

Graduation online registration

Choose one of the following graduation options in My Enrolment (Graduation tab)

  1. Ceremony: To attend your nominated ceremony as seen in My Enrolment. You will receive your testamur at the ceremony.
  2. Mail: To receive your testamur by mail.  You waive your right to attend any future Graduation Ceremony. Go to My Enrolment and check your preferred mailing address and contact phone numbers are up-to-date.
  3. Collect: To collect your testamur from the Graduation Office. You waive your right to attend any future Graduation Ceremony. After your award is conferred (approved) by University Council, your testamur can be collected from Room A2.38 (Level 2, A Block), Lismore campus.
  4. Postpone: To postpone and attend a future Ceremony. The Graduation Office will contact you via email with further information.

TIP: Status of HOLD means you have NOT yet made a graduation choice

Note for Education Graduands: Student Administration Services will provide a copy of your final academic transcript to the NSW Department of Education and Communities and the Graduate Recruitment Program for eligible education graduands. Copies are forwarded on the same day your final academic transcript is mailed to you.

Honours degrees

If you are intending to continue your studies and complete a separate year of Honours, you are still entitled to attend a ceremony and graduate with your first Bachelor degree. Once you have completed your Honours year you will be entitled to attend a further ceremony to graduate with your Honours degree.

This does not apply if you have completed an Honours award which is incorporated within your Bachelor degree. You will receive one testamur only and be eligible to attend only one Graduation Ceremony.

Name changes

Your award will be conferred in the exact name recorded by the University. That is the name that will appear on your academic transcript, AHEGS and testamur. If you wish to change your name you are required to complete the Request for Change of Name form and provide certified documentation showing your legal name.

For more information about changing your name on your graduation documents, please contact the Graduation Office by emailing [email protected]

Name changes must be finalised at least three (3) weeks prior to your conferral date.

Postal address

Please ensure that you keep the University advised of your correct postal address. Your preferred address will be used to mail your final academic transcript and AHEGS. You can update your address and phone number in My Enrolment (Details tab).

International students

Completion letter

If you require a completion letter for visa application/employment purposes please contact your relevant student support area by emailing:

Study location Student support email
Lismore [email protected]
Gold Coast/Online [email protected]
Coffs Harbour [email protected]
SCU Online [email protected]
SCU Sydney [email protected]
SCU Melbourne [email protected]
SCU Perth [email protected]
The Hotel School [email protected]


Letter of invitation

If you are an overseas student and require a letter of invitation to assist you with your visa application to attend a Graduation ceremony in Australia, please contact the Graduation Office by emailing [email protected].

If you would like your international guest/s included in the letter, please provide the Graduation Office with their full name/s and date/s of birth.