To be eligible to graduate at your UOW offshore teaching location you must undertake the following steps:
- Complete the academic requirements for your degree
- Pay outstanding debts
- Apply for conferral
- Check your personal details in SOLS are correct
- Check your course status has changed in SOLS
- Register to attend a graduation ceremony (if you wish to attend a ceremony)
To assist you in graduation process each step is explained below.
Step 1.) Complete Academic Requirements
Before you graduate, you need to ensure you complete all of the subjects listed in your course handbook for the year that you started your degree.
In some cases, you may have received academic approval to study different subjects than what is listed in your course hand book.
Step 2.) Pay outstanding debts
Prior to graduating, you must ensure you pay all fees owing including course fees and other fees.
Step 3.) Apply for conferral
Before you can graduate, you need to apply for conferral.
Conferral is the official process that the University of Wollongong undertakes to check that you have met all of the requirements to be granted your degree. It is also the process by which your degree is officially awarded to you. After you have successfully been conferred, an official Testamur (the legal document issued to you which contains the University seal) is issued by the authority of the Secretary to Council and the Chancellor.
The University of Wollongong has scheduled conferral periods each year. You can view the conferral timelines here.
Step 4.) Check your personal details in SOLS
The name that is published in your UOW SOLS account will be the name that is published on your academic documents. To avoid paying a fee to correct your personal details, ensure you carefully check the spelling and order of your name.
Any corrections to your formal name should be submitted using the Change to Personal details form, ensuring you include supporting documentation such as a passport or identity card
Step 5.) Check your course status has changed in SOLS
You will be able to view whether you have met the requirements for conferral the day after the deadline for results to be declared. Simply log into your UOW SOLS account and check that your course status is ‘Complete.’ If this has not changed, pleased contact the administration team at your institute
You need to be conferred before a scheduled ceremony to be eligible to graduate at that ceremony.
If your conferral application is not approved before your scheduled graduation ceremony, you will not be able to attend that graduation ceremony. If this occurs, you will need to go back to steps 1 of the Preparing to Graduate process or seek academic advice.
If you receive late results, for example, this may mean you will need to attend a graduation ceremony at a later date.
Step 6.) Attending a graduation ceremony
If your conferral application is approved, you will receive a notification via your UOW SOLS. In the lead up to the graduation ceremony you will receive an invitation from our partner institution to attend a graduation ceremony.
In conjunction with our partners, the University of Wollongong hold graduation ceremonies at offshore locations. View the date of your offshore graduation ceremony.
If you do not attend a graduation ceremony, contact your Student Services team at the campus where you study and they will advise where you can pick up your documentation.
Due to COVID-19, all graduation ceremonies in Australia have been cancelled in 2020 and unfortunately, there is no option for Offshore students to attend a ceremony in Australia in 2020.