Degrees, Graduation, and Diplomas

Degree Conferral Information
  • Students can view their degree(s) awarded and grades on their unofficial transcripts via Path@Penn. Degree conferral can be seen under the Degree Awarded section on the unofficial transcripts.
  • Degrees are conferred three times a year in May, August, and December. The degree checkout process can take up to 30 days from the end of the term to complete as schools verify all requirements have been met.  Please contact your school or program directly for questions concerning the timing of your degree conferral.

The University of Pennsylvania awards a wide range of degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, professional, and doctoral level. Several schools also offer certificate programs. For information about any of the degree programs offered across Penn’s 12 schools, review this searchable listing of Academic Programs

Degrees and certificates are awarded in May, August, and December. The University holds one Commencement ceremony every May. Visit the Office of the University Secretary's website for dates and more information.  

In order to graduate and be awarded a degree, you must file a graduation application with the University. Many schools also require additional, supplemental forms and processes. We make every effort to link to school supplemental graduation sites here and advise students to monitor for school-specific emails and alerts.

Diplomas are managed by the Office of the University Secretary. Please visit their website for detailed information about diplomas.