To receive the official diploma at Graduation, the graduate must have met the Graduation requirements, all accounts with the school must be cleared and any school-owned materials returned.
Reasons for a delay in receiving the official diploma at the Graduation ceremony may include:
Academic: Didn’t fulfill Graduation requirements: All departmental and athletic requirements, Junior Experience, Senior Project. Questions? Talk to your advisor.
Financial: Outstanding accounts with Business Office. You’ll be notified in May of any unpaid or outstanding bills. Questions? Business Office, Mrs. Gordon, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Materials: Unreturned school materials, including library materials, athletic equipment/uniforms, school-owned laptops and school-owned music (there might be other categories, but these are the usual ones). You’ll be notified in May of any outstanding items, and given the name of the St. Andrew’s person you should talk to if you have any questions.
What happens if not all Graduation requirements are met before the service?
The senior is notified that he or she will receive a letter in the diploma case instead of a diploma. Any honors or awards the senior has earned will be presented at Graduation. From the audience, the graduate will appear to have the same experience as all other graduates.
Until all issues are satisfied, the final transcript is not sent to the graduate’s college of choice.
Once everything is completed, the diploma is given to the senior and the final transcript is sent.