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Graduation invitation

If you're eligible to graduate, we will email a graduation invitation where you'll register to graduate, to your student email address about 5-8 weeks before your round of ceremonies.

Can't see a graduation email in your inbox? Check your 'clutter' and deleted items folders.

Follow the instructions your invitation email to register to either attend a ceremony, graduate 'in absentia' or defer your graduation to a later ceremony.

Please note, you are eligible to graduate if you:

  • Have met credit requirements for your course
  • Have a course status of 'passed'
  • Don't owe any money to the University

Upcoming ceremonies

Your graduation options

Attending the graduation ceremony

If you want to attend the graduation ceremony, follow the instructions in the email to register for the ceremony and pay the relevant registration fee online (by credit card) to secure your place.

Deferring your graduation

If you select the option to defer graduation we will email you a new invitation several weeks before the next round of ceremonies.

You will not receive your testamur (degree certificate) until you choose to attend a ceremony or graduate 'in absentia'.

Graduating in absentia

If you do not wish to attend a ceremony, you can choose to graduate 'in absentia', no fee is required.
Please note: If you graduate in absentia you cannot attend a later ceremony for this award.

We will send your testamur (degree certificate) up to six weeks after the graduation ceremony. If you would prefer to collect it in person, you select to collect from your campus.

If you require your testamur earlier than the next scheduled graduation, contact ASK La Trobe with your request (please include your student ID number and postal address) and we will advise you of the next available date to graduate out-of-session.