Graduation requirements for all certificate programs*

To graduate from a certificate, students must satisfy all requirements including:

  • Admission to the certificate program.
  • Completion of the number of hours or courses required for the program.
  • Successful completion of the core, option and elective program requirements.
  • Attained a minimum of a C in all courses used to meet program requirements.

NOTE: In the case that a student attains a grade of "C-, D+ or D" in ONE course, the Program Director and Lead, Registrarial Services have the discretionary authority to approve a student for graduation. It will be the student's responsibility to contact Registrarial Services at contedreg@ucalgary.ca to request approval.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all requirements for graduation are fulfilled in a timely fashion. To assist students in this, customer service and information specialists are available to meet with students to review their status and determine outstanding requirements.

* The Certificate for Emerging Leaders has different requirements. Click here for details.

Apply to graduate

It is the student's responsibility to initiate the steps that result in Continuing Education awarding a certificate and issuing an invitation to the annual graduation event to be held in June 2019. To start the process, students must submit an Application for Certificate Graduation.

Once you have enrolled in the final course(s) needed to fulfil your program requirements, you are eligible to apply. It is not necessary to have your final grades at the time of application; however, your application cannot be approved until your last course is completed and your grade has been received from your instructor. The name on your certificate will be the student name on file unless otherwise specified.

Apply for Certificate Graduation
Applications will be reviewed three times during the year.
To have your certificate... Application Submission Deadline
Mailed to you at the beginning of November 2018 September 30, 2018
(Final grades must be in by Oct 10, 2018)
Mailed to you at the beginning of March 2019 January 31, 2019
(Final grades must be in by Feb 13, 2019)
Presented at graduation or mailed to you at the end of June 2019 April 30, 2019
(Final grades must be in by May 7, 2019)

All students awarded a certificate will be invited to participate in the June graduation ceremony. You will be notified of the time and location of the June ceremony by the end of May.

Questions about graduation?

See these Frequently Asked Questions.