Please read the following before you proceed to register your attendance for Commencement 2014.
Step 1: Check your Eligibility
The following students are eligible for Commencement in 2014:
Undergraduate and graduate coursework students who successfully fulfill graduation requirements and are conferred the degrees in
- Special Term of AY2012/2013
- Semesters 1 and 2 of AY2013/2014
Graduate research students who are conferred the degrees from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 (both dates inclusive)
Please refer to the additional information below for more details on your eligibility for Commencement.
Step 2: Register your Attendance
The online attendance registration system for Commencement 2014 opens from 16 December 2013 to 10 June 2014*.
- If you have been conferred your degree from July 2013 onwards, please register your attendance now.
- For those who have completed their degree requirements by the end of Semester 1 AY2013/2014, please register after the release of your examination results or upon receiving your conferment letter.
- If you expect to complete all degree requirements in Semester 2 AY2013/2014, please register from 1 March 2014 onwards.
* As the seat numbers are computer-generated, those who do not register their attendance online by 10 June 2014 will not be seated or be presented with their cohort.
Step 3: Order your Academic Dress
After registering your attendance for the Commencement ceremonies, please proceed to order your Academic Dress. The online ordering for the Academic Dress will be available from 15 March to 10 June 2014.
Click here for more details on the Academic Dress.
Step 4: Settle Outstanding Fees (if any)
If you have any outstanding fees with the University, you are required to settle them before Commencement or your conferment letter, degree scroll and/or transcript will be withheld.
You may check your outstanding amounts owing to the University via myISIS or email to Office of Financial Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you may approach the following offices for enquiries and payments:
|Tuition Fees||Office of Financial Services (Cashier Unit)
University Hall, Tan Chin Tuan Wing,
UHT #LG-02, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Rd,
|Monday to Friday
8.30am – 4.30pm
Tel: (65) 6516 2421
Contact Office of Financial Services
|Hostel Fees||Respective Hostels||Contact Hostels|
|Library books/ fines||Respective NUS Libraries||Contact Libraries|
You are required to make payments at the NUS Student Service Centre:
- NUS Student Service Centre
- Level 1, Yusof Ishak House
- 31 Lower Kent Ridge Road
- Singapore 119078
- Opening Hours:
- Monday to Thursday: 9.00am – 5.30pm
- Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
- For enquiries:
- Tel: (65) 6516 1177
- Ask Student Services
Change of earlier decision to graduate
For students sitting for the Semester 2 Examinations, please inform your home Faculty (Dean's Office) should you change your earlier decision on graduation within 3 calendar days of the online release of examination results for your Faculty.
Important information for students in:
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Students from Cohort 2000 and after will be awarded one (1) degree only – either a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) or an Honours degree. The BA degree, once conferred, cannot be rescinded. Students who have received the BA degree cannot return to NUS to do their Honours. Students who have filed for BA but are eligible to continue with the Honours programme; and wish to continue to read their Honours, MUST retract their file for graduation within 3 calendar days from the date of release of their examination results.
For FASS students who are graduating with BA Shared-Major or Double-Major in two subjects, please note that you will be scheduled to attend the Commencement Ceremony for the subject listed as Major 1.
You can check which subject is your Major 1 by viewing your GAPS Summary at the Graduation and Academic Planning System website. Should you need to change your Major 2 to Major 1, please write to FASS Dean's Office through email@example.com no later than 10 June 2014.
NUS Business School
Graduating BBA/BBA(Acc.) students who obtain a Cumulative Average Point of at least 3.5 in their graduating semester will be eligible for admission into the BBA/BBA(Acc.) Honours Programme. Such students who wish to pursue the BBA/BBA(Acc.) Honours Programme are to inform the Dean's Office (via email to Mr Chew Jian Dee at firstname.lastname@example.org) of their intention within 3 calendar days from the online release of exam results. Failing which, it is assumed that they do not wish to pursue the BBA/BBA(Acc.) Honours Programme. No late request will be considered. [Students who opt to pursue the BBA/BBA(Acc.) Honours Programme will not be awarded a BBA/BBA(Acc.) (non-honours) degree. Students who had rejected the offer for admission into the BBA/BBA(Acc.) Honours Programme previously will not be considered again.]
For students who do not fall under the above category and wish to change their earlier decision regarding graduation (i.e. either students (a) who had filed to graduate earlier but wish to withdraw their filing for graduation now; or (b) did not file for graduation earlier but wish to graduate now), they are to send an email to the Assistant Dean of the NUS Business School (email@example.com) within 3 calendar days of the online release of examination results. Your request on the change in decision regarding graduation will be reviewed and subject to approval by the BBA Office. All late requests will not be entertained.
School of Design & Environment
Architecture 4th year students who decide to exit the Concurrent Degree Programme at the end of Semester 2, AY2013/14 must inform the Dept of Architecture (firstname.lastname@example.org) within 3 calendar days from the date of release of their examination results in order to register for Commencement 2014. Students who miss this deadline will only be able to attend the Commencement next year. Presently, students are not expected to graduate and consequently, are not eligible to register for Commencement.
Faculty of Science
For students who fall under the following categories, an email will be sent to students’ NUS email account on the day of release of exam results regarding the details of the conversion exercise.
- FoS students who have filed for graduation in CORS at the beginning of the semester in which you plan to graduate, but subsequently, wish to change their intention, should do a FFG conversion within 3 calendar days from the date of release of examination results. Please also take note of the following common scenarios in which the FFG conversion exercise will apply to students.
- Filed for Graduation (FFG) in CORS at the beginning of the semester and now have decided to proceed to Honours in the next semester.
- Filed for Honours Project in CORS at the beginning of the semester and now have decided to graduate at the end of the current semester.
- Did not file for any FFG option in CORS at the beginning of the semester and now have decided to graduate in the current semester.
- Did not file for any FFG option in CORS at the beginning of the semester and now have decided to proceed to Honours in the next semester.
The deadline to complete the FFG conversion is 6.00pm of the third calendar day from the date of exam results release. Late requests for FFG conversion may not be entertained. Please click here for the website to do the FFG conversion.
Students are encouraged to read the FAQs on filing for graduation and related matters, and contact FoS Dean’s Office at email@example.com if further clarification is needed regarding the FFG conversion exercise.
Students who are on Exchange or Joint programmes with partner universities
For students who have participated in any exchange or joint programmes with partner universities, it is important that you check with your faculty/school to ensure that your credits are transferred back to NUS before the stipulated deadline in order to be eligible for conferment by 30 June 2014 and for Commencement in 2014.
Failure to meet graduation requirements/Failure to upload your thesis to the Digital Library of Theses and Dissertation by 10 June 2014
In the event that you fail to graduate, or for graduate students, you fail to upload your thesis to the Digital Library of Theses and Dissertation by 10 June 2014, your registration of attendance for Commencement 2014 and order of academic dress will become void automatically. Please note that successful registration of attendance for Commencement does NOT serve as a confirmation that you have successfully fulfilled graduation requirements.