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Contact Information:

Fall/Spring Hours (Effective August 22nd):
Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M. (The Office of the Registrar will be open every third Monday of the month until 6:00 P.M.)

Phone: (201) 684 – 7520 / Fax: (201) 684 – 7956

E-mail: grad@ramapo.edu / Location: D – 224 (Academic Building)

After Hours (Graduation Office):  Graduation Applications and documentation, may be placed in the gray mailbox located outside of the Graduation Office D-224.

Graduation Applications/Instructions

Graduation Instructions and Application (PDF) (DOC)

Commencement 2017

Graduation Ceremony

Ramapo College of New Jersey holds one Commencement Ceremony per calendar year at the end of the Spring Semester.  January graduates and June and August graduation candidates of that calendar year are eligible to process in the Commencement Ceremony.

Graduation Diplomas

New For 2017…Diplomas will automatically be mailed to all graduates!

If you are certified as a January Graduate (and do not have a financial hold on your account), your diploma will be mailed to you in mid-February.  To avoid delays, please log in to Web Self Service and verify the address on file.

https://ssb.ramapo.edu/pls/RCNJ/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage

  • Select Personal Information
  • Select View Address and Phone
  • Verify Permanent Address

Address changes must be received by January 20th to ensure your diploma is sent to the correct address.  The Change of Address form can be found online: https://www.ramapo.edu/registrar/forms-transcripts/

You will be notified by email on or about January 30th of your graduation status.

If you are certified as a June Graduate (and do not have a financial hold on your account), your diploma will be mailed to you in mid-July.  To avoid delays, please log in to Web Self Service and verify the address on file.

https://ssb.ramapo.edu/pls/RCNJ/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage

  • Select Personal Information
  • Select View Address and Phone
  • Verify Permanent Address

Address changes must be received by June 9th to ensure your diploma is sent to the correct address.  The Change of Address form can be found online: https://www.ramapo.edu/registrar/forms-transcripts/

You will be notified by email on or about June 20th of your graduation status.

 

Graduation Fee

A $100.00 non-refundable fee will be assessed to all students who have filed for graduation and the fee will be added directly to your bill/account. This fee covers costs associated with degree processing.  This fee is charged to applicants for each degree level: Baccalaureate and Master’s.   In the case where a master’s student has received a previous degree from Ramapo, this fee is applicable for the new degree level.  However, if you file for graduation and do not graduate during that year, you will not be charged another fee.  Instead, your first payment will be verified by the Graduation Office.

  Graduation Application Deadlines are Firm!

No applications will be accepted after the deadline date.  Graduation applications and instruction are available online only.

NOTE: If any application deadline dates listed above fall during a weekend, holiday, or on a Friday during the summer, the next working day following listed date will be substituted.

Graduation Application Instructions

A student must make an appointment with a faculty advisor in his/her major and minor.  Once your Graduation Application has been reviewed and signed by your advisor(s) AND signed by your School Dean(s), bring the completed graduation application and detailed degree evaluation to the Office of the Registrar (D-224).

The student should have the following:

  • a degree evaluation
  • a completed graduation application.

Be sure your name is PRINTED CLEARLY. It must be the same as the name on record with the Office of the Registrar.

IMPORTANT:  ALL correspondence regarding your graduation application and/or status will be sent to your RAMAPO EMAIL ACCOUNT ONLY.  Therefore, you must maintain your Ramapo email account and check it regularly.

Requirements

  • General Education
    Your advisor should review your audit for General Education requirements with you.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements
    Students must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) as well as a 2.0 G.P.A. (2.3 G.P.A. in Nursing major, 2.75 for Clinical Lab Sciences & Medical Imaging Sciences) in their major and second major and/or minor to be eligible for a degree. All courses taken at Ramapo College (including those numbered below 100) apply to the G.P.A. whether for graduation credit or not. Transferred course work does not count in the G.P.A. at Ramapo College.
  • Students applying for January 2009 graduation and thereafter:
    Credits and Major/Minor Requirements
    Students must have a minimum of 128 graduation credits in order to graduate. A minimum of one-half of the credits for majors/second majors/minors must have been completed at Ramapo College. All students must have completed a minimum of 48 credits at Ramapo College with the final 32 credits being completed  in residence. Students are responsible for all requirements in effect at the time of matriculation. Students who have not been enrolled at Ramapo College for two or more consecutive semesters must apply for readmission and will be responsible for graduation requirements in effect at the time of readmission.

Note:  The last 32 credits must be taken at Ramapo.  Therefore, once a student reached 96 credits, they may no longer take courses off campus.

If, you decide to postpone your graduation or you are requesting a grade change, please e-mail Tara Ariola at tariola@ramapo.edu.

NO CHANGES OF ANY KIND MAY BE MADE TO YOUR ACADEMIC RECORD ONCE YOU HAVE GRADUATED.

Honors

  • Graduation with Distinction (Latin Honors)
    Latin Honors are awarded automatically to graduates who have completed A MINIMUM OF 64 RAMAPO COLLEGE CREDITS (not including “P” grades) and who have achieved a cumulative grade point average (including “R” grade credits) as follows:
    3.500 – 3.699 cum laude
    3.700 – 3.849 magna cum laude
    3.850 – 4.000 summa cum laude
  • Honors Program
    Seniors with questions regarding Honors Program should consult the Honors Program Director, telephone number (201) 684-7110.