Graduate in absentia

Graduation in absentia is when you choose to receive your certificate by mail. If you graduate in absentia you cannot also attend a graduation celebration for the same qualification.

Applications to graduate in absentia can be submitted via myUC

You can have your qualification conferred in absentia at a Council Meeting. The University Council meets at the start of each month from February to November.

2022 Applications to graduate received by: 

  • 19 January
  • 16 February
  • 23 March
  • 20 April
  • 18 May
  • 22 June
  • 20 July
  • 24 August
  • 21 September
  • 19 October

2022 Conferment by UC Council date:

  • 02 February
  • 28 February
  • 06 April
  • 04 May
  • 01 June
  • 06 July
  • 03 August
  • 07 September
  • 05 October
  • 02 November

If you are eligible to graduate with a qualification, but intend to undertake further study towards that qualification to complete a second major, or you intend to transfer your courses to a higher qualification (for example, from a postgraduate certificate to a postgraduate diploma) you must wait until you have completed your full qualification before applying to graduate, or seek further academic advice from your College Office. See College Advisors (Liaison Office website) for details.

If you have completed a qualification and you are planning to continue to a new qualification, for example, you have completed a BA and plan to enrol in a BA(Hons), these are separate qualifications and you can graduate with them separately.

If you require your official academic record or an official letter from the University confirming your eligibility to graduate please see Academic Letters and Transcripts.

Once your qualification has been awarded, your name will be added to the online Graduate Search which is publicly accessible. The University also gives names of graduates to their former secondary school.

When you graduate, you become a member of the UC Alumni. To join the Alumni network and remain connected to UC, visit the Alumni and Giving website.