Students who intend to graduate must ensure they fulfil all academic and programme requirements (e.g. Practicum/Teaching Practice, CIEP, Work Experience, etc.) of their specialisationsof study.
The period for application to participate in the CASE Graduation Ceremony must be adhered to by students wishing to participate in the annual exercise. Students will be able apply for graduation in the finalizing semester of their programme of study. This is only accommodated during the Fall (Semester One) or Spring (Semester Two) session at which the online portal opens to facilitate registration.
Application for graduation opens on 01 February and closes at the end of February, for students who will complete their final programme obligations in May or August of the Academic Year. The application period opens on 01 November and closes on 30 November, for students who will complete their final programme obligations in December of the Academic Year.
The annual Convocation ceremony is scheduled for the last Thursday of November.
Conferral of Diplomas and Degrees
- -Dates are affixed to degrees according to the period wherein students complete all requirements for their certificates:
- Students who complete their programme obligations at the end of the Fall (Semester One) will be awarded as at December of that year.
- Students who complete their programme obligations at the end of the Spring (Semester Two) will be awarded as at June of that year.
- Students who complete their programme obligations at the end of the Summer (Semester Three) will be awarded as at August of that year.
Students may begin to collect their degree instruments at the Examination Section of the Registry, two weeks after the date of graduation. Stamped documentation showing financial clearance from the Bursary/Cashier must be presented in order to collect degrees.
Summary of the Graduation Process
The following is a summary of the process for graduation:
Apply to graduate online through the portal when it opens in the semester immediately before your finalizing semester. Please note that applications cannot be submitted outside of the months of February and November.
When the Academic Board ratifies a student as having successfully completed a programme of study, a Recommendation for Award of Certificate/Diploma/Degree is sent to the Registry. The Registry conducts academic and, in conjunction with the Bursary, financial audits, to ensure academic requirements have been fulfilled and payments are current. Notification is then sent to the Office of the Registrar and Cashier’s Office of programme completion.
Visit your iSIMS account to ensure academic and financial clearance as soon as your programme is complete. Alternately you can visit the Registry or Bursary to get clarification of whether everything has been cleared for your participation in the Graduation Ceremony. Honour all final adjustments to registration and fees or other outstanding balances on your student account.
Visit the Graduation website to register for participation in the ceremony and to obtain information on academic dress and procedures.
Attend the graduation rehearsal at the prescribed time(s) and location(s).