The Office of the Registrar assists and supports students, alumni, faculty, and staff in the registration of students, recording and maintaining class grades for official university records, maintaining and providing official transcripts, and reviewing and awarding degrees to graduates.

We look forward to assisting you to reach your academic goals.

Students new to Carey and fully admitted will receive an email with a student email and login credentials. The notice will be sent to the email address you used to apply to the university. You will use this information to access the Indigo Student Portal and register for classes.

William Carey University conducts a Commencement Ceremony in May and August each year. Please use the information below to prepare for your graduation.

Click here for the Guidelines for Completing the Application for Degree

Students who have cleared their degree requirements and financial accounts will receive their diplomas immediately following the ceremony.  The ‘Graduate in Absentia Form’ via the student portal must be completed for those students who choose not to participate in the graduation ceremony.  Doctoral students must participate to be hooded.

Caps and gowns should be purchased in the bookstore with separate fees to apply.

DatesGraduation Deadlines
October 15February completion
October 15May commencement
March 31August commencement
March 31November completion

Students who complete their degrees in the Fall or Winter Terms may participate in the May Commencement ceremonies. Degree awarding, to appear on your transcript, will occur once all degree requirements are conferred by the Dean of your college. Once degrees are conferred, diplomas will be mailed to you with 4-6 weeks to the address you provided on your degree application. You will receive a digital copy of your diploma within a week of your degree conferral and ceremony.

If you would like to receive your diploma without walking in the formal ceremony, the graduation deadlines still apply.

Caps and gowns are only purchased in the bookstore with separate fees to apply.


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