Register to graduate FAQ
Do I have to graduate from my course?
How do I graduate?
We are moving to a new Student Management System on 6 October. The process for completing your course and having your award conferred will be different once we are live with this new system. More information will be available soon.You will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony after your award is conferred
What does 'in absentia' mean?
In absentia is Latin for 'in the absence'. If you graduate 'in absentia' you will not attend your graduation ceremony. When graduating 'in absentia' you will be acknowledged during the live graduation ceremony.
What does 'confer' or 'conferral' mean?
Confer means to grant or bestow something upon a person e.g. a title, degree, benefit, or right. Once your award is conferred, you have officially completed and are eligible to receive your graduation documents.
How do I register to graduate if I finished my degree some time ago and I do not have access to MySR or my old student email?
When do I find out the date of my graduation?
Where will my graduation ceremony take place?
I am supposed to graduate in the current round of ceremonies, but now wish to graduate at a later date. How can I change this?
Email email@example.com no later than the cut-off date advised on the graduation deadlines webpage for the relevant graduation round. If you have already paid to attend your ceremony you will not be required to pay again but you need to follow the same procedure above.
Important: You can only defer your graduation ceremony once. If you are unable to attend the future graduation ceremony you defer to, you will have to graduate in absentia from that ceremony. Deferrals are not reversible.
If I submit a review of grade for my Summer results can I still graduate in April?
My Summer results email says I have an incomplete grade or I failed a unit – can I still graduate in April?
Your April graduation registration will have already been assessed based on the results you receive on results release day. Any changes or updates to these grades after this date cannot be considered due to the tight time frame between the final Summer Session exams and the April graduation ceremonies. There can be no extension for any reason.
Please note, you will not be eligible to participate in the April graduation ceremonies if:
- you apply for a deferred exam
- you apply for a supplementary assessment
- are enrolled in Quarter 4
- have advanced standing or course transfer details still pending
- you have failed a unit, (even if applying for a review of grade)
- your grades have not been processed or you have incomplete grades (because practical reports have not been marked/completed or for any other reason).
In these circumstances, you will need to register for the September graduation ceremonies. Please check the graduation deadlines webpage for key graduation deadlines for April graduation ceremonies.
Can I change the ceremony I am attending to a different one in the same round of graduation ceremonies?
What if I am unable to attend my graduation ceremony?
If you are unable to attend your ceremony, you will graduate 'in absentia'.
Can I graduate from my master and undergraduate degrees at the same time?
If I am graduating from a double degree with Bachelor of Laws, do I attend two ceremonies?
I am an International student and my parents need confirmation for visa purposes, how do I get a letter to send to them?
This letter (Graduation application confirmation) is produced by Student Central. You will need to order the letter via OneStop, and an administrative fee of $25 applies. The letter will be emailed to you. To select the letter; in OneStop under Category go to 'International Students', tick' International Student Letters' and under Letter Type, select 'Graduation application confirmation'. If you have any enquiries regarding this letter please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I keep access to my student email once I have applied to graduate and no longer a currently enrolled student?
Your email address will remain active for up to 90 days after graduating. If you are having trouble accessing your email account, you may need to reset your password (https://westernaccount.westernsydney.edu.au/). Alternatively, contact the IT Service Desk (http://myit.westernsydney.edu.au or email email@example.com) and make sure you include your student ID number.
Please note, this will only give you access to your email account. You won't have access to Western Sydney University online systems (MyWestern, My Student Records (MySR) and vUWS).