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Degrees, Graduation and Diplomas

The University of Pennsylvania offers degrees ranging from Bachelor of Arts through Ph.D. Certificates of Study are also offered by several of the Schools of the University.

Information on the degrees offered by the 12 Schools is available under Academic Programs.

Degrees and certificates are awarded in May, August, and December. The University holds one Commencement ceremony every May. See www.upenn.edu/secretary/commencement.html for dates and more information.

In order to graduate and be awarded a degree, you must file a graduation application with the respective division of your School. Please contact your School for their application procedures.

Diplomas are issued through the Office of the University Secretary. Please contact your School to verify your name as it will appear on the diploma.

Diplomas that are lost or destroyed can be replaced through the Office of the University Secretary.



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