Get Ready to Graduate

The time has finally arrived. Get ready to graduate with our helpful tips and checklists.

Graduating at NAIT

Congratulations, your hard work has paid off and graduation is on the horizon!

At NAIT, you don't need to apply to graduate. Students automatically qualify for graduation by completing their program requirements with a GPA of 2.0. Check to see if you're on track to meet or have already met your graduation requirements.

The differences between graduation and Convocation

  • Graduation is the official recognition that you've completed all program requirements and earned your parchment confirming your NAIT credential.

  • Convocation is the celebration of your accomplishment, where you'll walk the stage with your classmates.

*Please note this information applies to degree, diploma and certificate students who will be receiving a NAIT credential. Apprenticeship students will need to refer to AIT for information on receiving their journeyperson certification.

Getting your parchment

For degree, diploma and certificate graduates, your parchment will be mailed to you 6-8 weeks following the end of your final term. Make sure your mailing address is up to date in your profile on MyNAIT.

At Convocation, you will receive a parchment holder and congratulatory letter. Your official parchment confirming your NAIT credential will be sent by mail.

NAIT grads holding their parchment holders at Convocation.

Graduation and Convocation checklists

There are some key steps you’ll need to take to graduate from NAIT and attend Convocation.

Graduation checklist
for degree, diploma and certificate students

Check your Academic Progress Report in MyNAIT (select Open Self Service, then Academic Progress Report) regularly to make sure you’re on track to meet all program requirements.

Monitor your GPA in your Academic Progress Report to make sure you meet the minimum 2.0 GPA to qualify for graduation.

Review your contact information in MyNAIT so NAIT can send your parchment to the correct address once you finish your program.

You may order transcripts at any time through MyCreds, and select whether you want the transcript immediately or if you want the transcript to be printed after final grades are posted. When requesting final transcripts, allow for processing time after completing your program.

For international students, your official Completion of Studies letter will be available on MyNAIT upon completion of your program if you are eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).

Convocation checklist

Apply to attend Convocation
If you expect to meet all graduation requirements or complete your technical apprenticeship education before May 31, 2024, we invite you to apply to attend Convocation. You must apply and be approved to attend Convocation.

Order your Grad Gown Souvenir Package
All grads and apprenticeship completers attending Convocation are required to purchase a graduation gown. Order your gown package before June 3, 2024, for the early bird price of $49.95+tax. After June 3, the price increases to $59.95+tax.

Book your graduation photos
Photos are scheduled to take place in April, May and June.

Get tickets for your guests
Guest tickets will be released at the end of May when you are notified of your eligibility to attend Convocation. For select programs with later end dates, but before May 31, 2024, your guest tickets will be released in mid-June.

Celebrate your achievement with grad gifts and apparel.

Watch your email at the end of May or, for select programs, mid-June for confirmation of your approval to attend Convocation and for updates on guest tickets, picking up your grad gown and tips to ace Convocation.

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