Office of the University Registrar


Adelphi Degree/Diploma Information

Learn about when degrees and diplomas are awarded.

Conferring of Degrees

Degrees are conferred in January, May, August and December of each year. Students who are within 12 credits of degree completion and will complete them by August of that year are eligible to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

Requirements for Two Bachelor’s Degrees

If a student would like to complete two undergraduate degrees simultaneously at Adelphi University, the student can do so under the following conditions:

  • The two degrees must be two distinctly different degrees (e.g. Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts, or a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Science, but not two Bachelor of Arts degrees or a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in the same subject).
  • According to NY State regulations, the two degrees must be completed in “a time span greater than required for one degree.” Therefore, Adelphi requires that a student complete a minimum of 30 credits above the minimum required for one Bachelor’s degree.
  • Students must file for both degrees when applying for graduation.
  • Students will receive two diplomas.


Students who are awarded degrees are mailed diplomas 8–10 weeks after the date of degree conferral. Adelphi University will not issue diplomas to students who have outstanding financial obligations with the University.

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