The student’s local regional/program academic review office conducts a graduation review when the student has satisfied all requirements for the degree:
If all is in order, the assessment office forwards a recommendation for graduation that triggers the following centralized reviews:
Graduation processing time varies and can take anywhere from six to eight weeks in peak processing times. When both the academic and financial clearances have been completed, the Office of the Registrar assigns an official graduation date, the first day of the following month. The remainder of the processing, which includes ordering and processing your diploma, takes approximately three weeks.
The college holds commencement ceremonies around the state which recognize recent and upcoming Empire State College graduates. See here for more information: esc.edu/commencement