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Office of the Registrar at Lehman College

Graduation Information

*ATTENTION: In light of the increasing concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and our desire to keep everyone safe, Lehman College’s Office of Registrar is transitioning to remote operations at this time. We are still here to assist. For any questions or concerns, email us at Registrar.Office@Lehman.Cuny.Edu. You can expect a return email within the next 2-3 business days. Thanks for your patience during this time of transition, and stay safe.

**ATTENTION: Due to all in-person courses being moved to distance learning, evening hours for the Office of the Registrar will be postponed until the end of the Spring 2020 term. Our office hours will be Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

The Office of the Registrar
Shuster Hall Room 102
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, 
Bronx, NY 10468
Phone: 718-960-7474

Graduation Specialists

In May 2018, the Office of the Registrar transformed its existing Graduation Audit Unit—which monitored students’ graduation eligibility—into a Graduation Specialist (GS) team.

A Graduation Specialist will collaborate with departments and review students in cohorts to identify gaps that may delay academic progress, and plan, organize, and coordinate activities that help generate and sustain students’ academic momentum. These cohorts are further broken down by units or credits, Upper and lower juniors; upper and lower seniors. Earlier interventions are far more effective than those implemented later, when a student is already preparing to complete a degree.

The goal for the GS model is to pave the road toward graduation, and make a student’s transition to the final year as seamless and transparent as possible. In addition, data is collected throughout this process and analyzed for “trending” issues among cohorts. Trends are communicated back to the schools and departments so that they have the information they need to inform advisers, faculty, and best serve the needs of students.

The Graduation Specialists cohorts are assigned as followed:

Graduation Requirements

In order to qualify for graduation, students must satisfy the following requirements:
Bachelor's Degree

  • (120) cumulative credits
  • (30) credits in “Overall Residency”
  • At least ½ the number of credits in the declared major for “Major Residency”
  • All “General Education” requirements completed
  • All “Major” requirements completed
  • (2.0) GPA in declared Major
  • (2.0) GPA in overall credits completed

Master's Degree

  • At least (30) cumulative credits
  • At least ½ total graduate credits OR (18) credits in “Residency” (whichever is greater)
  • All “Major” requirements completed
  • (3.0) GPA in declared Major
  • (3.0) GPA in overall credits completed

Incomplete (INC) grades must be resolved prior to the date of graduation. Click Here for more information on the policy for INC grades.

Dual Majors and Dual Degrees

As students approach graduation you will have two (2) Diploma Options based on the number of credits attained:

ONE Diploma

Students who have completed requirements for two (2) majors from different degree types (i.e.- BA and BS) but have not reached at least (150 credits) cumulatively will only be awarded one (1) diploma with one degree type and major.  The second major will appear as a comment on your Official Transcript. 

TWO Diplomas

Students who have completed requirements for two (2) majors from different degree types (i.e.- BA and BS) must complete an additional (30 credits) in residence beyond the required (120 credits) for a total of (150 credits) in order to be awarded two (2) Diplomas.

Filing for Graduation

Graduation Applications are accepted ONLINE via CUNYfirst.

Eligible students will be sent an email invitation via their LC.CUNY.EDU email with instructions on How to Apply  and How to View Application Status .

A student who expects to graduate at the end of a semester must file an application for graduation by the deadline which is posted on the corresponding Academic Calendar. Prior to applying for graduation, kindly visit an Academic and Department Advisor to ensure all requirements have been met. Any student who does not meet the requirements to graduate must cancel their graduation. Students may re-file in any subsequent semester in which graduation is anticipated.

Commencement Ceremony

The Graduation Ceremony for the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer graduation candidates is held on the last days of May or early June. Check the Spring Academic Calendar for the Ceremony dates. Information regarding cap and gowns, rings, photos, yearbook, etc, can be found in the Office of Student Affairs, located in Shuster Hall 204. You may also view Commencement information online on the Commencement Ceremony page on the Lehman Webpage.


For students who graduated on January 2020, February 2020, May 2020 and are expected to graduate in September 2020, diplomas will be mailed to your permanent address on CUNYfirst. Kindly make sure your contact information, address, email and telephone, are up to date. Monitor your LC email for important updates to include diploma information.

For students who graduated prior to January 2020:

In light of the increasing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 and our desire to keep everyone safe, Lehman College’s Office of the Registrar has transitioned to remote operations. Kindly monitor the Lehman College website for updates on when the College will reopen. Once the college reopens, your diploma may be obtained through one of the following methods:

  • You may pick-up your diploma in the Office of the Registrar, Shuster Hall Room 102.
  • You may send someone in your place. The individual must bring the completed Authorization Letter for Diploma Pick-up , a valid government issued photo ID and a copy of the student’s valid government or Lehman issued photo ID.
  • You may bring or mail in a request to have your diploma mailed to your home or work.  Please send a Diploma Mailing Request  with a 9 ½ x 12 ½ Padded Priority Mailer from the U.S Post Office, self-addressed and prepaid.

You may order a new diploma if your old diploma has been damage, lost or stolen.  Please bring or mail in the following to complete your request:

  • A completed Diploma Re-Order Form  (damaged, lost, or stolen).
  • Identification card (State-issued identification card)
  • $30 check or money order signed and made out to Lehman College
  • If damaged, you are required to bring in the old diploma

Note: Your diploma will be held at the Office of the Registrar if you have a Negative Service Indicator.

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