Graduation Modalities

Apply for participating in the Graduation Ceremony through:

In order to qualify for graduation, students must meet the following eligibility requirements.

AUD will award degrees at the end of the academic semester or summer session. A student may not request a diploma any earlier than the scheduled graduation date. For the purposes of graduation verification, the university will provide a letter (stamped) to the student until his/her diploma has been provided.

Administrative Requirements

  • Clearance by the Student Financial Affairs Officer for all financial requirements and financial obligations (including AED 600 Diploma Processing Fee);
  • Clearance by the Library for all outstanding obligations (if applicable);
  • Clearance by Central Services if the student is on a university-sponsored visa.

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum CGPA of 2.0 for Undergraduate Program Students; Minimum CGPA of 3.0 for the Graduate Program Students;
  • Clearance by their Dean or Chair and Provost/Chief Academic Officer that all program requirements have been met;
  • Separately, only those students who complete the last 30 credit hours (for Undergraduate Students) and those who earn the majority of their final year credits (for Graduate Students) at AUD are eligible to be awarded an AUD degree.

Graduation with Honors

Bachelor degree graduates who have maintained a record of outstanding academic achievement will be recognized as follows:

  • Summa Cum Laude: A student graduating with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.90 or above.
  • Magna Cum Laude: A student graduating with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.70 – 3.89.
  • Cum Laude: A student graduating with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50 – 3.69.

General Education Exit Examination

General Education Exit Examination As part of its assessment of student acquisition of general education competencies, The American University in Dubai administers the General Education Exit Examination to graduating seniors. Sitting for this Examination is mandatory.

The General Education Exit Examination is administered twice yearly - once in each of the Fall and Spring semesters. The date for this Examination is announced within the first two weeks of the semester. Students completing degree requirements in the Fall, Spring, or either of the succeeding Summer sessions must sit for the Examination scheduled in the Spring semester.

Fulfillment of a student’s request for a diploma will not be finalized until the Director of Institutional Effectiveness (see below) confirms that the student has taken the General Education Exit Examination.


Ordering Diploma
A student may request a diploma during her/his final semester. The request must be completed online: Order Diploma. Failure to complete the application online by the specified date may result in a delay of receiving the diploma.

Names on Diplomas
The name that appears on a student’s diploma will be consistent with the name that appears in the student’s file upon admission and is corroborated by a passport or identity card.

Diploma Replacement
If an original AUD diploma is destroyed or lost, a duplicate may be ordered from the Registrar’s Office. The Duplicate Diploma Request Form must be filled by the graduate; and any evidence that the original diploma was lost, stolen or destroyed must be attached to the Request Form (e.g., police report, fire department report). If the original diploma is damaged, the Duplicate Diploma Request Form must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office with the damaged diploma attached. The reverse side of the duplicate diploma will be stamped with the words, “Duplicate issued on MM/DD/YY to replace lost/destroyed original diploma.” In order to receive this duplicate, graduates must fill a Diploma Request Form available online and pay the university’s diploma fee.

Attestation of Diplomas
The Office of the Registrar is responsible for processing the issuance of all diplomas and transcripts for attestation by the U.A.E. Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Obtaining the actual attestation is the student’s responsibility.

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