Degrees, Graduation, and Diplomas

Degree Conferral Information
  • Students can view the posting of their degree conferral and grades on their unofficial transcripts via Penn InTouch. Degree conferral can be seen under the Degree Awarded section on the unofficial transcripts.
  • Degrees are conferred (posted) by schools and programs. The degree checkout process can take up to 30 days from the end of the term to complete.  Please contact your school or program directly for questions concerning the timing of your degree conferral. 
  • Please note that electronic PDF transcripts send immediately after an order is completed via Penn InTouch. Electronic PDF transcripts are not held for grade posting or degree conferral. 

The University of Pennsylvania offers a wide range of degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, 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 respective division of your School. Please contact your School for their application procedures. 

Diplomas are issued through the Office of the University Secretary. Please contact your School to verify your name as it will appear on your diploma. 

Diplomas that are lost or destroyed can be replaced through the Office of the University Secretary