Completion and Records
Graduation and Program Completion
The College holds the annual
commencement exercise in April, and those who complete programs throughout
the year are eligible to attend. Ceremonial certificates are mailed
to the home address of students who do not attend the ceremony.
The iCollege Graduation Exercise for Academic Year 2012 is tentatively scheduled for April 27, 2012.
Students who are attempting to complete
their programs within two months prior to graduation exercises in April
are advised to work closely with their advisor and course instructors
to ensure they meet requirements in time for graduation. Students may
use the program requirements of the catalog in force at the time of
his or her initial acceptance, or the student may choose to fulfill
the requirements of the current catalog.
Students of the iCollege who have
completed certificate program requirements must complete and return an
“Application or Certificate Completion” by email directly to the iCollege.
(Exception: Candidates for a Master of Science Degree should consult
the M.S. Program academic advisor regarding graduation procedures.)
To officially graduate the program, the student must:
*If there are questions regarding the requirements for graduation, contact the iCollege's academic advisor.
After the student’s transcript has been validated, the certificate name and completion date will be noted on the student’s official transcript and the Office of Student Services will send a ‘program completion letter’ signed by the Senior Director to the student’s home address on record.
The date noted in the program completion
letter or official transcript is the official completion date. Dates
on certificates awarded at the College’s graduation ceremony reflect
the ceremony date and should not be used for reporting purposes.
The iCollege maintains hard copy
and electronic records as required for all prospective, current, and
past students. Current students are responsible for ensuring their current
biographic and demographic information is correct in uNET to assist
the iCollege in meeting Federal and Department of Defense directives
and reporting requirements.
NDU Transcript Requests
Student academic records are classified as confidential and may be released only with the student's written authorization and signature, in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974.
Two types of transcripts are available from the National Defense University, as described below.
Official Transcripts: An official transcript is a certified copy of student's permanent academic record that displays all courses taken at NDU and includes all grades received and is issued by the University Registrar. Official university transcripts are printed on purple SCRIP-SAFE security paper with the name of the university printed in white typed across the face of the document and does not require a raised seal. When photocopied, the word COPY appears prominently across the face of the entire document.
Official Transcript Request Process: Students must request transcripts through the University Registrar’s Office. Transcripts may be obtained by completing the Transcript Request Form and emailing, faxing or mailing the request to the University Registrar’s Office.
(The NDU iCollege staff cannot request or print official NDU transcripts for a student.)
Unofficial Transcripts An unofficial transcript is an uncertified copy of the student's academic record. Unofficial university transcripts display all courses taken at NDU and include all grades received, but do not include the university seal, the signature of the registrar, or the name of the university.
Unofficial Transcript Request Process: Students who are unable to access the university database system to print unofficial transcripts may request them through the University Registrar’s Office. Transcripts may be obtained by completing the Transcript Request Form and emailing, faxing or mailing the request to the University Registrar’s Office. Please note that unofficial transcripts may only be faxed or picked up in person.