The Office of the Registrar at NAIT evaluates students’ eligibility to graduate according to an approved program by the Ministry of Advanced Education in Alberta.

Students must meet the following requirements to qualify for a NAIT credential (Degree, Applied Degree, Diploma, or Certificate). Upon successful completion of all requirements, the Registrar’s Office will issue a parchment confirming the earned credential.


Students must meet the program requirements in effect at the time of their admission. Further information can be found on the program webpage and/or program specific handbooks/learning guides.


Students with advanced credits must meet the minimum residency requirement by completing at least fifty percent (50%) of the credits required for their program at NAIT.


Students in a diploma or certificate program who commenced or restarted their studies after July 1st, 2017 must have a minimum Graduation GPA (GGPA) of 2.0 to qualify for graduation. Students in an applied degree or degree program who commenced or restarted their studies after July 1st, 2013 must have a minimum Graduation GPA (GGPA) of 2.0 to qualify for graduation.   

Students will graduate with Honours Standing if they achieve a Graduation GPA of 3.7 or higher. Refer to How to Calculate Your GPA webpage for additional information on the GPA calculation process.


Parchments are delivered 8-10 weeks following the end of your final term. If you do not receive your parchment within the standard timeframe, please contact the Student Service Centre for assistance. Often, the parchment is returned to NAIT because we do not have a student’s current address. NAIT will keep transcripts for 6-months from the date they were returned.

If your parchment is damaged, lost, or destroyed and you would like to request a duplicate, please submit the Request for Replacement form.


Students who have met graduation requirements are invited to celebrate their achievement at a  convocation ceremony held in the spring.

*Students have 7-years to complete their program to be eligible for graduation.

Learn more about convocation

For more information, please review our Graduation Procedure.